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'Food Guys:' Skip The Juice, Eat The Fruit

Donald Duck frozen orange juice.
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Donald Duck frozen orange juice.

With all the contradictory health claims floating around online, it can be hard to know what to believe. The "Food Guys" set the record straight about fruit juice as a "healthy" option, and make the case for avoiding it altogether.

"Fruit juice kind of crept into our culture so that after a while we didn't give a thought to it, and it's seen as something healthy," says Jon Jackson.

"If you want to have orange, eat the fruit," Greg Patent advises. "You get so much more with the fruit than you do with the juice. You get a ton of nutrition; you get vitamins, minerals; you get fiber. Wheras when you're drinking the juice, you are going to get a sugar spike."

Listen now to learn more about fruit juice, blood sugar and obesity, with the "Food Guys."

(Broadcast: "The Food Guys," 6/24/18. Listen weekly on the radio at 11:50 a.m. Sundays, or via podcast.)

Greg Patent is co-host of The Food Guys on Montana Public Radio. He won the Pillsbury bake-off when he was 19 years old. His cookbook, Baking in America, won the 2003 James Beard Award for best baking book of the year.
Jon Jackson is co-host of The Food Guys and a frequent guest on Jazz Sessions at Montana Public Radio. He is a mystery writer and jazz music expert with a passion for great food.
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