3. Fruit Juice
It’s all too easy to believe that fruit juice is a healthy drink option for children. Unfortunately, the sickening truth is that fruit juice is almost as unhealthy as other sugary drinks like pop and soda. Many parents have been cheated by the word “fruit” when the actual beverage you buy at the grocery store is not natural or healthy at all. They’re packed with artificial flavors, added sugar, and empty calories, yet manufacturers are never honest about what is in their products. They’re simply sugar-sweetened beverages that cause tooth decay, obesity, diabetes and add NO nutrients to the body. The Lancet has linked drinking too much fruit juice with an excess of calories to obesity and other issues.