You Read That Right: Orange Juice Can Ruin Your Health
Orange juice brands with added sugars can put you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a 2014 study. The researchers concluded that 100% pure orange juice may not increase your risk. However, a comprehensive 2008 study published in Diabetes Care warned that even 100% juice can contribute to this disease, and others, over time. 2,3
A 2013 Harvard study of whole fruits, fruit juice, and type 2 diabetes implicated more than just OJ:
“Greater consumption of specific whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, is significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas increased consumption of fruit juices has the opposite association. In addition, the associations of individual fruits are not determined by their glycemic index or glycemic load values.” 4
Verdict: OJ is guilty and is certainly not a lone wolf.