38. Packaged juices are full of sugar.
Don’t think these little juice boxes are any better than soda, however. They have just as much sugar, and since they might drink more than one of these a day, they’re getting a lot more sugar than they need. Many parents resort to these because they are loaded with vitamin C, which they think balances everything. However, there are better sources of it, such as bite-sized chunks of actual fruit that contain fiber. Apple juices tend to be the most common juice among children. Parents often believe it is healthier than other liquids, but apple juice contains a large amount of fructose. Instead of grabbing these convenient packs just because they say juice is a no-no. Instead, mix some fruit in a blender and use a strainer to get rid of the pulp. The one thing that many of these packaged fruit juices lack is real fruit juice. The packaging can be misleading and do more harm than good.