People should stop drinking orange juice because it contains as much sugar as Coca-Cola, the government’s leading adviser on obesity has warned, as she calls for a tax on all fruit juice.
Professor Susan Jebb said she had given up orange juice and urged others to “wean” themselves off it or dilute it.
Professor Jebb is in charge of the government’s responsibility deal, a series of voluntary pledges by industry aimed at tackling health problems such as obesity and alcohol abuse.
She warned that fruit juice should not be counted as one of your five-a-day portions of fruit as many juices because of its high sugar content.
It’s not five portions a day of fruit: it’s five a day of fruit and or vegetables. And the aim isn’t so that you eat things without sugar: it’s so that you eat things with lots of lovely vitamins and microcnutrients in them.
How much sugar such things also contain is irrelevant to the five a day advice: but obviously relevant in relation to your overall calorie budget.
That we’ve now got someone insisting that orange juice is bad for you because of the sugar is all the evidence we need that they’re being crackpots about the sugar.
Eating two juicy oranges is good for you. Blending two juicy oranges and drinking it is bad for you. See the stupidity here? Mashing a baked potato will kill you: eating a baked potato is good for you.