Here’s a rant from our food detectives: Minute Maid Peach Juice has 30 grams of sugar in an 8 ounce glass. According to Livestrong: “The American Heart Association recommends men limit added sugar to 36 grams, or 9 teaspoons, per day. Women should limit added sugar to 24 grams, or 6 teaspoons, each day. These limits only pertain to added sugars, not sugars that occur naturally in some foods, such as fruits”.
OK, so what are the ingredients then? First is filtered water; second is high fructose corn syrup. Not until the third ingredient do we have “apple and peach juices from concentrate”.
And yet, Minute Maid has made it’s brand synonymous with goodness – fresh oranges right from the orchard and so on blah blah blah. And the container states 100% Natural Flavors.
And that recommended daily sugar allowance is for adults. Now give this same 8 ounces to a 5 year old child. What happens as the body is forced to process this extreme overload of sugar?
Here is a product presented as if it was actually good for you, when it absolutely is not. And we have not even looked at how this juice is harvested and processed. That will be for another time.
Drink water everyone! Read your nutrition labels. You will be better off.