We all know that fruit and fruit juice contain sugar. But, since its natural, it must be healthier. Drinking a glass of orange juice cannot be as damaging as a can of coke, right? From a sugar perspective the public has to be re-educated. There is a lot more crap in soda of course, but looking at diabetes and caloric intake they are about equal, and in some cases juice is worse. The data is just about as irrefutable as it comes. Soda and juices were sent to three different laboratories and the fructose-to-glucose were measured in 3 different ways. The data was reviewed and collated and showed that some juices (100% juice, no high fructose corn syrup added) were worse than some sodas.
I would suggest that nobody drink soda or juice and enjoy the three essentials: water, tea and coffee, cream if desired, no sugar. I wonder how much we could decrease diabetes and obesity if people just stopped drinking soda and juice? Tax the industry to death. Treat the industry like we treated tobacco.
Take a look at the data.