Here’s the bad news!
The one thing I could always count on every time I sit down for breakfast is having a cold, refreshing glass of orange juice with whatever else is on the breakfast menu for that day, but now that idea is a thing of the past. Turns out, orange juice is not as good for us as we originally thought. Sad as it sounds, it’s true!
For decades, the public was fooled into believing that starting your day off with a healthy glass of orange juice is the right thing to do. Many followed and joined the newest health kick by drinking orange juice daily at breakfast and the numbers just continued to increase over the years. Commercials advertised a breakfast cereal and orange juice was right beside it, so what happened?
Another perfect scam created by the orange juice industry to con the public into believing the health benefits are enormous in consuming a glass of orange juice daily. The nutritional value however, indicates the amount of sugar contained in one glass of orange juice is equal to as much sugar as drinking a glass of soda or another sugar beverage. With creation of advanced technology being merged with the food industry, people are more in-tune as to what they consume at each meal. Adults as well as children are reading labels now. Everyone is now advancing into a new age of being self-sufficient and being able to look up whatever information you need, instantaneously using technology.
Even the older generation is being forced into complying with this new technological change. Now that part of the GMO labeling laws requires each individual to be able to look up, via smart phone, whether the food they are interested in purchasing is GMO or GMO-free. Most companies have made it easier for their consumer to identify whether their product contains GMO; they simply put it on the package. However, the companies that haven’t joined the fight for GMO free food and haven’t made the switch, have their own agenda.
With this new emerging information that has become available to the public, we know better now and have discovered that many people have already given up consuming the delicious and refreshing citrus drink completely and are juicing other foods instead, a healthier approach. The number of people who are still consuming the juice have been noticeably declining over the last 4-5 years and are continuing to drop with more individuals learning about the harmful effects of the real “silent killer” behind the famous morning beverage and that is the sugar ingredient that is present in a glass of OJ. The real reason experts are calling orange juice the “silent killer” which makes perfect sense.
Researching further into this update on the orange juice scam, we’ve learned that frozen orange juice falls into the same category. Just because it’s frozen, doesn’t mean it contains less sugar. Regardless of how the orange juice is sold and in which consistency, the final result is it contains ingredients which are harmful to our bodies and will create illnesses and diseases which at this present time are not curable.
Have we been so blind? Yes, I believe so, but not anymore. This raises so many new questions now that we are aware of the real hidden dangers of orange juice. Is it possible this is another scam the sugar industry is a part of, working together in conjunction with other companies like the orange juice industry to hind the hidden dangers of the celebrated breakfast beverage.
A lawsuit filed back in 2012, in the state of California, which a woman claimed that Tropicana Not From Concentrate Pure Premium Juice is “heavily” processed and aromas and other ingredients are added in order to provide the public with the taste of fresh orange juice as well as increase the shelf life of the juice. My question is what is so pure about this orange juice, just another company misleading the public for their own financial benefit.
A breakdown provided by businessinsider.com, shows the nutritional value in a 12- ounce glass of orange juice which includes; 153 calories, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 27 grams of sugar, 2.4 grams of protein, and 0.7 grams of fiber which is the same amount of carbs as a bag of M&Ms, with just three fewer grams of sugar. A real let down for so many who believed in the company’s reputation and trusted them for decades to deliver a juice that is natural, pure and full of nutritious ingredients we need daily. Many are concerned now they won’t be getting their daily required vitamins, but we say look for alternatives and eat clean healthy foods instead of taking vitamins that you may not need. Don’t go diagnosing yourself and start taking random vitamins, find out what your body is lacking and go from there.
In an article recently published by health.harvard.edu they agree by stating that maybe research that has been done on the use of multivitamins may have been done using studies conducted on single nutrients and their results. They write the following “Experts agree that the best way to get the nutrients we need is through food. A balanced diet — one containing plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains — offers a mix of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients (some yet to be identified) that collectively meet the body’s needs. Maybe what counts is the synergistic interactions of these nutrients — which might also help explain why trials of single nutrients often don’t pan out.”
With this unfortunate news, also comes the realization that the orange juice industry will greatly suffer in the near future. Jobs will be compromised in those regions where oranges are grown, harvested and juice is produced. Brazil is number one on the list for producing oranges, with numbers continuing to decline over the past 5 years most are not sure of their futures in the industry with Florida following along right behind Brazil, hurting greatly. Bloomberg.com is calling it the worst drop in the last century. Many orange juice businesses are simply choosing to close its doors and stop the orange juice harvesting and production due to increase in costs and the infestation of bugs that bring diseases; stating it just may not be worth it anymore. The results which were released on October 12th, provides information on orange harvesting season for 2016-2017. With this year’s continued drop, would mark the lowest since 1912-1913 according to the agency releasing the orange harvesting results.
In combination with the orange juice industry scam and the declining numbers in production of orange juice, it seems we are making a turn of the century decision here, to eliminate the number one breakfast beverage from the breakfast menu and find a healthier alternative?
Share your suggestions here! We’d love to hear your ideas on how you replaced your number one breakfast beverage.
By: Ida L