Here’s Why Fresh Fruit is Better Than Juice

Fruit juice is a super popular choice for a refreshing drink. There are so many flavors to choose from and they usually provide more vitamins and minerals than other soft drinks. But when possible it’s much better to choose real, fresh fruit instead of juice. This is especially important for children, and here are some reasons why.

Juice is High in Sugar

Fruit contains naturally occurring sugars which are much healthier than refined sugars, but are still not great in large quantities. Compared to a piece of fruit, juice contains way more sugar and as such is not great for kids’ teeth. 

Fruit Contains Nutrients and Fiber 

Although high in natural sugars fruit is still super healthy due to its range of vitamins and minerals. It’s also high in fiber which is important for a balanced diet. Juice on the other hand contains little to no fiber which makes it less healthy.

Fruit is Filling

Fruit juice is tasty and does contain some nutrients, but as mentioned is high in sugar. On top of this, it doesn’t fill you up, so it’s not as beneficial as having a piece of fruit which helps to curb hunger and give a good energy boost.