Why You Shouldn’t Drink Orange Juice For Breakfast

Oranges are among the world’s most popular fruits. They are a healthy source of fiber, vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and antioxidants and offer multiple health benefits.

For generations, people have accepted the notion that orange juice is the perfect way to start your day. Unfortunately, this story is a load of bull, because orange juice is, in fact, no better for you than a glass of any sweetened beverage, including all the popular sodas we should avoid.

Orange juice contains some vitamins and a certain amount of protein, of cause, but it’s by no means the best way to get these nutrients. It’s best to maintain a healthy, balanced diet that contains a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. 

Orange juice is usually produced at the expense of most of the original fruit’s fiber. Therefore, eating an orange whole, with all the bits, is far better for you and will fill you up. Your body actually processes juice and other sugary drink much faster than a whole fruit, because of its lack of fiber, fats, and proteins. 

Shockingly, a 12-ounce glass of orange juice contains the same number of carbs as a bag of M&Ms. The aforementioned sweets have only 3g more of sugar than the juice.

Take a look at the nutritional values of a typical glass of orange juice