I like my fruit mushy.
August 10, 2010 8:48 AM Subscribe
Is fruit juice really not as good as regular fruit?
posted by Tarumba to food & drink (27 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I come from a tropical country where fruit is very easy to get, and very affordable, too. For breakfast, I've always had a huge glass of juice (papaya, cantaloupe, strawberry banana, etc).
So now I moved to the US, and I do the same, with whatever I find first in my fridge (banana and fig today). I simply put them in the blender with water, and take half a litre to the office, and drink it as a (very dense) breakfast. I add flaxseed or silken tofu for a humph.
why is it that many, MANY people tell me this is not as good as eating the proper fruit? I am definitely not buying my juice, it doesn't have preservatives, HCFS or added sugar. When edible, I put the fruit in the blender with the peel, the way I did in my country. I thought this was the epitome of healthy in breakfasts, and it keeps me very satisfied (and the flaxseed makes me very happy, too).
Am I missing out on some fruity treasure when I drink juice? When I have a kid, will it be a bad decision to feed him/her juice for breakfast?
Added note: I never strain it. And I add the flaxseed after blending.