I previously wrote an article about fruit juice and why it's simply better to eat the fruit. A recent study featured in Reuters confirms this again by showing that eating whole fruit or veggies while shying away from fruit juice reduces your risk for type 2 diabetes. These results make sense because fruit juice would surely mess with your blood sugar levels more than whole fruit and vegetables would. This is because it creates a hefty load of sugar being absorbed quickly because of the lack of fiber. Combine this with less nutrient density and it's double trouble. Did they really need to conduct a study to find this?
The study showed various servings of fruit and vegetables reduced the incidence of diabetes, while fruit juice consumption actually showed an increased incidence. So another battle won by whole fruit over fruit juice.
Now if we could only get people to understand the cure for type two diabetes. Plain and simple, it's time to get rid of the national guideline stating that it is acceptable to substitute fruit juice for a whole fruit serving. It simply doesn't measure up.