Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers of Fruit Drinks

soda's evil twinWe don’t drink sodas or ‘fruit drinks’ in our house.

Not even the so-called ‘natural’ ones.

I know that some parents let their kids have one or both of these types of drinks, but we’ve chosen to just say no.

Take a look at this info on the dangers of fruit drinks and you’ll see some startling statistics, and another example of ‘bait and switch’ marketing to both parents and kids.

Soda's Evil Twin

Derek Markham

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4 thoughts on “Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers of Fruit Drinks

  • November 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm
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    I have a juice-free house. I don’t understand why parents give kids juice! You’re in control of your kids’ lives – CONTROL THEM! My son was given water from the second he was off formula. He doesn’t know better, so why put something sugary into him? All juice does is “amp up” their taste buds so that things less sweet than juice won’t taste appealing. As a kid is developing his sense and balance of taste, why skew it with juice?

    Great infographic – thanks!

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  • November 21, 2011 at 5:02 am
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    My kids have juice that say 100% juice only..and even with those juice….I dilute them half water half juice….. I have never been a fan of “juice like” products at all and don’t buy them…but I do love real org, grape or apple when it 100% unpasturized….I don’t even like the mixed fruit like org/banana/strawberry…. I feel in moderation true fruit juice can be enjoyed and not contribute to unwanted caloried in kids when offered in the correct serving and not in a sippy cup or given multi cups all day….cause even the 100% juice can pack on calories and cause tooth decay, when over done…. I love this post for breaking down the labels and really showing what 10% juice ect…looks like…I’m going to share this.

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  • December 14, 2011 at 11:27 am
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    “I have a juice-free house. I don’t understand why parents give kids juice! You’re in control of your kids’ lives – CONTROL THEM! My son was given water from the second he was off formula. ” Formula is much, much worse than giving your toddler watered down organic juices or green veggie smoothies. Seriously, come down off the high horse.

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