Must-Read: The Worst Juices For You
Hot DAMN, do I love me some juices. But there’s a certain “willing ignorance” that goes along with enjoying them; the same kind that allows me to watch porn and actually believe the actresses enjoy what’s happening to them. We all know they’re not especially good for us — they’re loaded with sugars and other bad-for-your-body entities — but we still allow them into our bodies because, at least they’re not one of those evil, evil, Satanic sodas!
Thing is, they’re pretty much as bad for you as those sodas are. And Men’s Health is all over it with their feature on the Unhealthiest Juices in America. On it, of course, is something we tend to drink at least three times a week:
0 g fat
67.5 g sugars
In 99 percent of cases, lemonade contains between 10 and 15 percent lemon juice, meaning that 85 to 90 percent of the calories are added as table sugar or high fructose corn syrup. The reason we pinned Minute Maid as the worst lemonade is that with this bottle, they’ve dropped the lemon juice concentration down to 3 percent, and at the same time, jacked the sugar level up to soda-like proportions. In fact, this bottle has more sugar than a same-sized bottle of Coca-Cola, not to mention a bevy of preservatives, fillers, and artificial colors. The only lemonade we’ve found that can legitimately call itself “juice” is the one below by R.W. Knudson. It replaces the added sugars with a blend of apple and grape juices.
Yikes. Guess we’re striking that from our liquid diet. Check out the rest of the article for some more intriguing entries and things you should probably avoid ever drinking again.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.