ALL-NATURAL! NO ADDED SUGARS! 100% REAL NO FILLERS!
Fruit juice makers stop just short of adding an actual halo to their packaging. But that’s because they don’t need to. Juice already has the Halo Effect locked down.
When it comes to food, that’s when some clever marketing types want to sell a lot of something that isn’t exactly good for you. So they dress it up with a bunch of empty, but healthy-SOUNDING, phrases.
Take that all-natural, for example. It’s unregulated and practically meaningless. Or no added sugars. Just because they don’t add extra sugar doesn’t mean the juice is low in sugar. (And trust me, it’s not.)
You likely think of juice as a refreshing, natural, and healthy shot of vitamins and nutrients. Because that’s what the guys in suits want you to believe.
But don’t pour yourself that cup of juice just yet. Because it turns out there’s far more danger lurking in that glass than most folks realize.
And some recent research makes that crystal clear.
Juice can send diabetes risk climbing
According to the study, if you drink juice regularly, you could be sending your risk for a disturbing list of health threats skyrocketing, including…
- heart disease
- weight gain
And most shocking of all? Your risk for an early death could go right through the roof too.
Now I know what you’re probably thinking. “A little bit can’t hurt, right?”
Wrong. You don’t have to drink juice by the gallon to suffer some serious consequences. In fact, experts say a measly half a glass daily could seriously raise your risks.
That’s right. According to the researchers, a measly four ounces of sugary liquids a day could raise your diabetes risk by 16 percent. And then the domino effect kicks in with heart disease and an early death following close on its heels.
And the culprit wasn’t just soda pop, either. Soda drinkers saw their risk soar, too, of course. But the “100% REAL NO FILLERS!” fruit juice drinkers did as well.
The study found regularly drinking all-natural, no-added-sugar juice can set the stage for severe, lasting, and chronic health risks.
Which means it’s time to put the glass down and step away from the juice, my friend.
Reverse your risk with THIS switch
But don’t worry. The damage isn’t set in stone.
In fact, according to the experts, you can quickly turn the risks back around with one simple switch. Replace the juice with water, and your odds of a diabetes diagnosis can plummet 10 percent.
And if you want to kick things up a bit, consider swapping some of that juice for MY favorite beverage, coffee.
Coffee has bunches of benefits without all the risks. The caffeine can help you get started in the morning. For many folks, it’s mild laxative effect makes it an excellent substitution for prune juice. Plus, a moderate coffee habit has been tied to a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and dementia.
Just stick to the black version. Added sugars, sweeteners, and creamers can erase those benefits.