Experts Debate: Is Juice Healthy?

by Cassie Shortsleeve
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Experts Debate: Is Juice Healthy?

It’s common knowledge that fruit, with all of its health-promoting vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, is a good addition to a well-balanced diet. But there is some debate regarding whether or not the sweeter form of produce should be distilled down and consumed as a drink.

After all, while health-conscious folks often frequent juice bars for green sips, wake up with OJ or turn to cherry juice or beet juice to recover, some research — including a recently published study out of Emory University — links sugary drinks such as 100% fruit juice to an earlier death.

Here, experts take sides on whether or not you should drink juice:

About the Author

Cassie Shortsleeve

Cassie Shortsleeve is a Boston-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked on staff at both Shape and Men’s Health and contributes regularly to a slew of national print and digital publications such as Women’s Health, Condé Nast Traveler, and Furthermore for Equinox. With a degree in English and creative writing from the College of the Holy Cross, she has a passion for reporting on all things health, lifestyle, and travel.


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