CBS News is featuring a report from Health magazine reporting on a UCLA study which lists the ten healthiest fruit juices. The study took into account the antioxidant levels of the juices. Pomegranate was judged the healthiest of the fruit juices because it contains the most of every type of antioxidant. It wins in all categories. And it’s thought that it might do some very good things; it may protect against some cancers, such as prostate cancer. It might also modify heart disease risk factors, and it could be healthy for your heart. So pomegranate was the clear winner.
Most fruits with vivid colors, like most berries, will be high in antioxidants, so it’s no surprise berry juices landed in most of the top 10 slots.
But, you should not go overboard with any of them.
The truth is, you can consume too many calories with too much juice. No-sugar-added doesn’t necessarily mean no sugar at all. And sugar, even though it’s naturally-occurring sugar, can really pack on the pounds if you consume too much.
Also, it may even be better to eat the fruit itself, rather than drinking the juice. The fruit has far fewer calories, more fiber, and more nutrients.
Among the top ten juices:
- Pomegranate Juice
- Concord Grape Juice
- Blueberry Juice
- Black Cherry Juice
- Cranberry Juice