We all grew up with OJ as the center of the traditional American breakfast. No morning meal would be complete without a tall, cool, delicious glass of it.
But it’s not just the sweet taste that makes us OJ fans. What we REALLY love it is something else entirely.
We can feel GOOD about indulging in the treat. After all, orange juice is loaded with vitamin C, and many brands even toss in some calcium and vitamin D.
It’s like getting a glass of pure Florida sunshine, minus the heat and humidity. Right?
Well, friend, you might want to put that glass down.
Because I’ve got news today that exposes the ugly truth about what’s inside your OJ.
It’s NOT just sunshine and vitamins. It’s a SKULL and CROSSBONES!
New research finds that seniors who drink juice – including that classic morning mug of orange juice – have a higher risk of DEATH.
And the more you drink, the more the risk grows.
EXPOSED: How a daily glass of OJ could be deadly
You don’t drink soda, of course. It’s for the kids. Besides, it’s swimming in sugar and chemicals – pure poison in a can.
But JUICE … that’s GOOD for you, right? Especially 100 percent OJ.
Well, my friend, it turns out it doesn’t matter if you choose…
- no pulp
- extra pulp
- low acid
- calcium added
…. or some other version entirely.
ALL of those OJ options have more in common with soda than most people think.
One glass of orange juice has almost as much sugar as cola… and slightly MORE calories!
Yep, juice is basically just soda, but with better marketing. Which is why I’m not at all surprised by the new study.
It finds that any sugary drink – from the added sugar of cola to the natural sweetness of juice – can boost your risk of dropping dead.
Just five ounces or less is “safe,” the study finds. But from 12 ounces on, you’re facing significant risks… and the dangers of juice are actually BIGGER than soda.
Overall, every 12 ounces of sweetened drinks will boost your death risk by 11 percent.
But for juice specifically, every 12 extra ounces will send your risk of an early demise soaring by 24 percent!
Avoid antibiotic-laced orange juice
If that’s not enough of a reason to avoid OJ, here’s another.
Right now there’s a bug that’s practically wiping out Florida oranges, where much of the orange juice supply comes from. Farmers are responding to the bacteria by drowning the oranges in antibiotics.
And yes, I DO mean the drugs.
The New York Times reports that citrus farmers are spraying the same meds used to treat syphilis, tuberculosis, and urinary tract infections on their oranges.
Just what in the heck do they think those oranges are GETTING INTO at night?
The drugs end up on the oranges and potentially in the OJ, giving you low-dose antibiotics with every sip.
It’s absolute insanity!
Give up the juice and stick to the whole fruits. And to wet your whistle try coffee and tea instead. They’re great hot and iced, and neither one will give you a drug kick or an elevated death risk.