Fruit juices are about the same as drinking soda pop. They contain very little fiber, and have some vitamins and minerals. It has been found that drinking just one glass of fruit juice per day can increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes in women by 18%.
(See Glass of juice a day increases diabetes risk - Telegraph
Do a quick google search for yourself. Type in Fruit juice and Diabetes. There are a host of professional articles about the subject. Some appear to be knee-jerk reactions, while others are very well done with documentation to studies done by respected universities and medical researchers. I know that two of the quickest ways to raise my blood sugar are to use glucose pills, or drink 6 oz. of fruit juice such as apple or orange juice.
Because of the high amount of sugar in all fruit juices, nutritionally, they are considered in the same category as soda-pop. I knew two men who were self-proclaimed pop-a-holics as young men. Both of them died from diabetes compllications. One was my brother in law, the other was at one time, my best friend. And I am diabetic because of what I didn't know about nutrition when I was younger.
Fruit juice (100%) can be drank, but in moderation, and not every day. Whole fruits actually decrease the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by about 18%. If you like fruit, or want your children to eat and drink good things, give them whole fruit, not the juices of fruit.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North