|A. Diet sodas don’t have calories, although some sweeteners can still generate a small insulin response. So, on balance, diet sodas are better than sugared ones, if you like percolating chemicals through your bloodstream. Sweetened coffees or teas are no better than soda, as they still generate an insulin response, and they are sweetened with sucrose (which is half fructose, which is bad for your liver). My question to you is, why do you need sweet drinks at all? What’s wrong with water? The human race had no sweet drinks until 1915, when Coca-Cola went national. Until then, we had water and milk, and we did just fine, thank you. Juice was invented in the 1950s. We didn’t have obesity in the first half of the 20th century. But we have seen both soft drinks and juice sales rise astronomically, at the same time the obesity epidemic started to build. There is some suggestion that the earlier you expose an infant to “sweet”, the more likely they will crave it later. We need to get America off its “sweet habit”. Water has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. And it’s cheap.|
I have a very hard time believing that 100% fruit juice is just as bad as soda. By his argument, we probably shouldn't be eating fruit at all, if fructose is that terrible for us.
Of course, if I were to drink huge glasses of juice every day, that would probably not be good for me. But I don't believe that 100% fruit juice, in moderation, is bad, and in fact, I do believe it's healthy.