Fruit Juice Isn’t As Healthy As You Think
We’ve been warned about the dangers of consuming too much alcohol, soda and coffee, but according to experts, the ‘healthier’ alternative – fruit juice – can now be added to the watch list. People who regularly drink fruit juice have higher blood pressure than those who gulp down juice less often, increasing their risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study published in the journal Appetite.
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The 160 participants in the study were asked about their dietary habits within the last year, including if they drank juice daily, occasionally or rarely. After checking participants’ blood pressure various ways, researchers found that those who drank a glass of juice every day had higher central blood pressure – the pressure in the aorta – than those who had juice less often or rarely.