Is fresh fruit al­ways bet­ter than juice?

Men's Fitness - - Updates -

Con­cen­trated juice is lit­tle more than a type of sug­ary wa­ter and it’s best to eat or­anges in their nat­u­ral form, right? Yes, but there’s a but: while OJ is high in sugar and best avoided if you’re try­ing to get lean, re­search shows that drink­ing it gets you more of two key com­pounds found in or­anges - vi­ta­min C and can­cer-fight­ing carotenoids. The re­search, pub­lished in the Jour­nal Of Agri­cul­tural And Food Chem­istry, found that while pas­teuris­ing did lower lev­els of vi­ta­min C and carotenoids in juice, it in­creased the bio-ac­ces­si­bil­ity of both com­pared with eat­ing or­anges, mean­ing your body is bet­ter able to use the com­pounds. So the oc­ca­sional glass can in fact be good for your health.

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