Updated 01 October 2015

Why you should read the labels on juices

All juices aren't created equal, Beware of drinks labelled juice beverage or juice cocktail, as they may be loaded with sugar.


If your family is striving for a healthier diet, you may lean toward fruit juices over other beverages.

But the North Dakota State University Extension Service in the US warns that all juices aren't created equal.

Look for juices with labels that say 100 percent fruit juice.

Products labelled "fruit or juice drink," "juice beverage" or "juice cocktail" may contain mostly sugar and water.

Not all 100 percent fruit juices are the same, either.

Grape and apple juices contain little vitamin C and are naturally higher in sugar than other fruit juices.

On the other hand, orange juice is naturally low in sugar and high in vitamin C and potassium.

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