Interviewee: Professor and Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Peking University
In the eyes of many people, juice and fruit can replace each other. This is actually a big misunderstanding. Compared with fruits, juice has 3 “short boards”:
- When processing fruit juice, most of the dietary fiber in the fruit will be removed, and some vitamins will also be lost in the process of juicing, and the nutritional discount is not cost-effective;
- Some drinks that look like “juice” are actually fruity drinks. The “fruit flavor” is mostly made up of various spices, and the nutritional ingredients are impossible to talk about;
- Some juices will add sugar during processing, which inevitably increases the intake of sugar added by the drinker. Adding too much sugar can increase the risk of caries and overweight.