Side Effects of Drinking Too Much Orange Juice, According to Science

We've long been told to have a cup of orange juice at every breakfast for our daily dose of immune-boosting, skin health-supporting vitamin C,

but are the costs of drinking such a high-sugar beverage every day really worth the few benefits?

We reviewed the science and listed the side effects below.

You may gain weight.

Like most foods and drinks, orange juice contains calories—nearly all of which are from sugar.

You may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.

drinking a serving of fruit juice every day was associated with as much as a 21% increased risk of developing diabetes

You'll be closer to reaching your daily recommendation for fruit.

You may protect your brain.

You may lower your blood pressure.

You may moderately support heart health.

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