ORANGE JUICE AND OTHER FRUIT JUICES
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© December 2012, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Many people start their day with a glass of orange juice, believing it is a nutritious and tasty beverage that supplies extra vitamin C, calcium, and other nutrients. Many parents give it to their children, and enjoy it themselves as well.
However, from the perspective of nutritional balancing science, orange juice is not healthful at all. The reasons for this are:
1. It is extremely yin in Chinese medical terms. This is very harmful, no matter what nutrients it contains. It is yin because it is high in sugar, high in vitamin C, and made from a tropical fruit.
2. Its acidic nature is not so easily neutralized by the body, actually causing an acidic reaction in some people.
3. It upsets blood sugar badly due to its sugar content.
4. The type of sugar it contains, mainly fructose, is among the most harmful types.
5. Orange and other fruit juices are always irritating for the digestive tract.
6. Drinking juices with meals is always a very poor food combination that upsets digestion. I only recommend a little carrot juice, perhaps with a few greens in it, or 1 to 2 ounces of wheat grass juice. Always drink this away from meals. For more on this, read Carrot Juice on this website.
Please do not drink orange juice if you are following a nutritional balancing program. This applies to both fresh or frozen orange juice concentrate. There are better sources of vitamin C, and of all the other nutrients found in orange juice.
Other fruit juices such as apple juice, lemon juice or grapefruit juice are just about as bad, and should be avoided as well. For more information, please read Fruit–Eating and Juicing And Smoothies on this website.