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Is Fruit Juice vs Water A Fair Comparison?

Updated on November 5, 2014

It doesn't have to be "either/or"!

The diet industry poses all sorts of unreasonable concepts in an effort to sell products. Common sense helps you make wise choices.
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Do you have to choose between fruit juice and water?

Many people today are wondering whether they should drink fruit juice vs water. In all fairness, both are good for you, and choosing one over the other is simply not sensible. Instead of trying to make this kind of choice, it is smart to compare the relative benefits of each and make a wise decision.


There are lots of good reasons to drink pure, filtered water!


Human beings and other living creatures on earth are composed of mostly water. When you are not well hydrated, you suffer lack of function in body, mind and spirit. Every cell in your body needs ample fresh, pure water to function properly.


The old adage of drinking eight-eight-ounce glasses of water every day still applies today. Your body needs at least this much water in a pure form to keep your skin well moisturized and healthy, your nerve synapses firing properly, your joints moving smoothly and without pain, and your digestive system functioning effectively and efficiently. Drinking lots of pure, clean water keeps your system flushed of toxins and helps you avoid illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancers of every sort.


For all of these reasons, all human beings should avail themselves of ample amounts of pure, fresh water. Investing in a filtration pitcher and reusable stainless steel water container will enable you to enjoy the best pure water at an extremely affordable cost.


There are also lots of good reasons to drink pure, freshly pressed or squeezed fruit juices!


Fresh, pure fruit juice also helps you stay hydrated and provides cancer fighting anti-oxidants, nutrition and some fiber. It is surely a much better choice in beverages than soda, which you should avoid like the plague! Drinking freshly prepared fruit juice is an excellent way to take in a great deal of nourishment in a small amount of liquid because it can take a mountain of fresh fruits and veggies to produce a medium sized glass of juice.


You should not drink fruit juice instead of water. Fruit juice contains quite a bit of sugar. Even though this is natural fructose, it is still possible to overdo it. This can cause problems with your metabolism and even exacerbate conditions such as diabetes. Be moderate in your consumption of fruit juice. One or two eight-ounce glasses a day will enhance your overall fitness level. More may be detrimental.


There is no need to make an all-or-nothing choice!


Fruit juice vs water is simply a wrong-headed choice! You need both for optimum health. Be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water for good hydration and excellent overall health and functioning. Enjoy a glass or two of pure, fresh juice (or commercial juice that is 100% juice with no sugar added) on a daily basis for added nutrition and health benefits.

Copyright:SuzanneBennett:November 5, 2014

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  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Good ideas! :D

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    3 years ago from USA

    I drink lots of water, especially water and lemon juice. But, I also enjoy at least one glass of pure juice each day. Occasionally, I mix strong flavored juices like cranberry or grape juice and water together.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Thanks! :)

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    Akriti Mattu 

    3 years ago from Shimla, India

    I agree the comparison between plain water and juice is not really fair. Both have their own advantages. Nice post :)

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Sounds great! :)

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    Mary Norton 

    3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I do start my day with a glass of water and lime. It refreshes me. Juices, tea and water during the day. When I can, I get fresh coconut water.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Very true! Thanks for spreading the good news of Brita! :)

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    Peggy Woods 

    3 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Most mornings I start out with a large glass of water (12 or more ounces) with freshly squeezed lime or lemon in it and no added sugar. Throughout the day I drink lots of water. We have had Brita filters for years and encourage others to opt for it or other filtration systems as opposed to buying bottled water to drink. Tap water in most cases is much better for a person to drink and certainly does help the environment. Glad you mentioned that!

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    I agree completely! :) Thanks for your comment.

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    poetryman6969 

    3 years ago

    I think we juice entirely too much in this country. Especially kids. Water is best. And since there is no minimum daily requirement for refined sugar, drinks with corn fructose or other added sugars are definitely out!

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Yes, I do the same! Thanks!~ :D

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    Dianna Mendez 

    3 years ago

    Althought I drink water mostly, I do enjoy a 100% juice beverage on occasion. You are so right, we need both to keep healthy.

  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    3 years ago from Texas

    Thanks all! Yes, water is absolutely essential to health and well-being, and don't be fooled into thinking that bottled water is better than tap water. It's not! It is a disaster for the planet, wildlife, people and health from start to finish. Support your local utility by drinking tap water. If you want or need to filter it, invest in a $20 filtration pitcher! :D

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    mopedman 

    3 years ago

    Water always rules since our body is mostly made of water, I would find that sugar in fruit juice would slow process down in the body vs water which water moves better into your organ the sugary liquids.

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    Metreye 

    3 years ago

    Water therapy is the best detox that we have but most of the time we are busy trying more complex super foods (though they are undoubtedly very good for health) and ignore it or actually forget taking a few sips from a glass of simple water that we have at hand.

    Very informative and useful Hub.

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    FlourishAnyway 

    3 years ago from USA

    Years ago, when I was pregnant, I thought I was doing a good thing for myself by drinking lots of orange juice. Wrong. It made my blood glucose shoot straight up. I was ordered to go back to water, refreshing zero calorie delicious water.

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    Devika Primić 

    3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    I prefer drinking lemon water or plain tap water. I seldom have fizzy drinks or juices. A very interesting thought here.

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