November 11, 2014 | Georgie

I love fruit juice and thought it was far healthier than fizzy drinks. But the surprising level of sugar they contain has got campaigners on their case.

Children's fruit juices can contain up to six teaspoons of sugar - as much as in a cola drink. Some campaigners are calling for fruit juices to be banished from the list of healthy foods we're recommended to eat every day. Juicing fruits releases their sugars, and eating too much sugar can lead to health problems such as weight gain.

I think I'll stick to lots of fresh fruit and veg for my five a day.

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Children's juices often come in larger cartons than the recommended 150 ml size.

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