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Many health organizations have issued official statements encouraging people to reduce their intake of sugary drinks and with good reason. And with that, many persons would turn to fruit juices for a supposedly healthy alternative.

But is tis really the case?

In many cases, fruit juices will serve to be more nutritious than sugary drinks like sodas as they are likely to contain more vitamins, minerals and plant compounds than the latter.

However, where both options are likely to be similar, is their high sugar content and calorie yields.

Therefore, when consumed in large quantities, both have been linked to an increased risk of Noncommunicable Diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

I'm a big believer in prevention rather than cure. Our incidences of diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases are simply too high. Although some of us are unfortunately predisposed, we should try to avoid or stave off these diseases as much as possible. That is on us... it's on you and it is on me to ensure that we do what is best for our sustainability.

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