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Natural sugar isnít as much of a concern as added sugar. How-ever, thereís a difference between eating a whole piece of fruit, which has its sugar wrapped in fiber, and drinking juice, which has the equivalent of drinking multiple pieces of fruit without the fiber. Some research suggests that higher juice intake increases risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend no more than 1 cup of fruit juice per day as part of daily fruit intake.

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