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Fruit juice timebomb: Health experts say stick to one glass a day as teenagers’ poor diets are blamed for increased diabetes risk

Published on May 15, 2014,

The healthiness of fruit juices is (at last) being called into question in a big way with the Mail Online referring to a “fruit juice timebomb” because of the amount of sugar they contain…

Fruit juice timebomb: Health experts say stick to one glass a day

Fruit juice should be limited as it contains a lot of sugar, experts warn Those aged 11 to 19 are eating 42 per cent more sugar than recommended Age group also eating 14 per cent too much fat, risking diabetes and stroke Only one third of adults get recommended five-a-day survey reveals Medics say government Change4Life advertising is having little impact By Sophie Borland The appalling diets of the nation’s teenagers have been exposed by a report which shows that many are already putting themselves at risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And last night health experts warned that fruit juice – seen by many as a healthy option – should be drunk no more than once a day because of its high sugar content. Girls and boys aged 11 to 19 typically eat 42 per cent too much sugar and 14 per cent too much saturated fat…




Medical journal article reminds us of the fact that fruit juices very sugary indeed

Published on March 14, 2014,

Dr Briffa, on his blog, has an interesting post about fruit juices, drawing on recent research which suggests that consumers underestimate the amount of sugar in them, whilst overestimating the amount in drinks like colas (when in reality the levels are similar)…

Medical journal article reminds us of the fact that fruit juices very sugary indeedIn a meeting today, my companion asked me about my views on fruit and fruit juice. In short, my reply was that I think fruit is over-rated, and that fruit juice should generally be avoided. Many of the reasons for my ambivalence about fruit (and why much fruit is anything but some sort of nutritional nirvana) is, for me, well articulated in this blog post by nutritionist Zoe Harcombe. Personally, I do eat some fruit, but I don’t go out of my way to eat it either. My issue with fruit juice specifically concerns its very sugary nature. Only last month, our attention was drawn to this fact by a comment piece written in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology [1].

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Video: Way Beyond Weight On Childhood Obesity

Published on September 26, 2013,

Thanks to Dr Mercola for highlighting this fascinating but worrying Brazilian documentary which is available to watch on YouTube examining the epidemic of obesity around the planet. It’s not explicitly a low carb film, but time and time again the role of sugars, soft drinks, fruit juices and related processed junk foods is made clear…

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Read more about the film and Dr Mercola’s top 5 tips for helping overweight children at Documentary: Way Beyond Weight

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