Fruit Juice Not as Healthy as You Think.

Some researchers argue that fruit juice is just as bad for you as sugar-sweetened beverages. Fruit juice has come under fire since medical experts recently started looking more closely at the link between high sugar intake and the risk for heart disease. Dr. Jason Gill writes, “There seems to be a clear misperception that fruit juices and smoothies are low-sugar alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages.” Research is beginning to show that, unlike solid fruit intake, which high consumption is linked either to reduced or neutral risk for diabetes, high fruit juice intake is linked to an increased risk for diabetes.
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, February 2014