Is is Blended? Many juices, particularly orange juice, are blended with other fruits like apples or grapes. While this may sound like a perfectly healthy option, you won’t receive all of the nutritional benefits of 100% of one particular fruit juice.
Is it Pasteurized? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all juice manufacturers to label whether their product is pasteurized. Unpasteurized juice can potentially be harmful for people with weakened immune systems. Because it doesn’t affect taste or nutritional value, pasteurized juice is the safest bet!
Does it Interact with My Medications? Many ‘superfood’ juices contain a whole slew of ingredients that may not interact well with medications you are taking. Check with your doctor before trying these out.
Is it Too Much of a Good Thing? ‘Superfood’ juices can also contain huge quantities of vitamins that, when consumed too frequently or in too high of amounts, can have harmful affects. Though getting your vitamins is important, it’s also important not to overdo it.
BOTTOM LINE: Stick with 100% fruit juice!