Fruit Juice & Obesity

Good old Jack LaLanne was right.

Referencing a survey of over 14,000 U.S. adults, researchers were able to determine that people who drink 100% fruit juice have…

  • lower BMI measurements,
  • lower waist circumferences,
  • and lower levels of insulin resistance

…than non-drinkers of 100% fruit juice.

Does this mean that drinking 100% pure fruit juice will make you leaner & healthier?

Not necessarily.

A glass of freshly squeezed OJ isn’t going to counteract 8 straight hours of sitting on your butt playing Xbox while inhaling nachos & chugging light beers.

What it does mean is that people who drink 100% fruit juice are probably living a lifestyle that is healthier than the average non fruit juice drinker. And this healthier lifestyle results in leaner, healthier and sexier bodies.

The fruit juice is just one part of a healthy lifestyle.

Either way, old Jack was right.



Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Douglas Robb

Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, and a student of nutrition and exercise science. He's also the co-founder of the Hive Health Media. Since 2008, Doug has expanded his impact by bringing his real-world experience online via the health & fitness blog – Health Habits.

3 thoughts on “Fruit Juice & Obesity

  • June 19, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Anyway you can get in you fruit and vegetable intake will benefit you over not having any at all.

  • June 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    All I can say is that I love my Juiceman juicer, and it has encouraged me not only to get creative with my juice combos (carrot/parsley is my favorite!) but also lowers my cravings for junk and reminds me to keep healthy in other ways. Since I already have good momentum with juicing, why not, right?


  • June 18, 2011 at 3:55 am

    What about drinking diluted juice and not 100% fruit juice? Does it have same effect, as that of 100% juice?


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