Originally Posted by indesertum
fruit juice might not be healthy, but fruit is. Fiber slows down absorption of fructose. Juices don't have enough fiber. Fruits do.
Fruits also will have higher levels satiation than drinking high amounts of fruit juice, so generally the amount of consumed calories will be less as the juice is much easier to drink in larger quantities and takes less internal energy to break-down for the large glasses we normally use. However, this is America not to mention the most popular fruit juices consist of garbage quality orange juice, apple juice, and re-sweetened (added during processing) cranberry juice cocktails.
This thread is sorely lopsided by forgetting the equally important counter side, which are vegetables.