DiscoverPaul Saladino MD podcast230. Is fruit juice healthy?
230. Is fruit juice healthy?

230. Is fruit juice healthy?

Update: 2023-08-29


This week’s podcast covers the controversial topic of fruit juice. Paul makes an argument for why you should include fruit juice in your diet without fearing glucose spikes or carb overload. He explains the benefits of carbohydrates in one’s diet in the form of fruit, honey, and fruit juice.

00:06:00 Paul’s food & autoimmune journey

00:12:00 Carbohydrates & insulin resistance/fasting glucose

00:19:05 Benefits of including carbohydrates in your diet

00:23:20 Should obese people or people with diabetes consume carbohydrates?

00:26:50 Sugar addiction & gut dysbiosis

00:31:50 Do blood sugar spikes increase glycation? 

00:38:05 Research on different kinds of fruit juice

00:56:00 Why not to fear blood sugar spikes and blood glucose levels

01:00:00 Thoughts on NAFLD


There are NO hidden dangers in fruit and honey:

Effect of rice diet on diabetes mellitus associated with vascular disease:

Supplemental Watermelon Juice Attenuates Acute Hyperglycemia-Induced Macro-and Microvascular Dysfunction in Healthy Adults:

The Effect of Watermelon Juice Supplementation on Heart Rate Variability and Metabolic Response during an Oral Glucose Challenge:

Watermelon Juice: a Novel Functional Food to Increase Circulating Lycopene in Older Adult Women:

Effects of red orange juice intake on endothelial function and inflammatory markers in adult subjects with increased cardiovascular risk:

Drinking orange juice increases total antioxidant status and decreases lipid peroxidation in adults:

Effect of orange juice intake on vitamin C concentrations and biomarkers of antioxidant status in humans:

Effects of Tart Cherry Juice on Biomarkers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Older Adults:

Concord grape juice supplementation improves memory function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment:

Commercial Grape Juices Inhibit the in Vitro Oxidation of Human Low-Density Lipoproteins:

Grape juice but not orange or grapefruit juice inhibits human platelet aggregation:

Purple grape juice improves endothelial function and reduces the susceptibility of LDL cholesterol to oxidation in patients with coronary artery disease:

The effects of pomegranate juice consumption on blood pressure and cardiovascular health:

Pomegranate juice: a heart-healthy fruit juice:

Anthocyanin/polyphenolic-rich fruit juice reduces oxidative cell damage in an intervention study with patients on hemodialysis:

Fruit juice consumption modulates antioxidative status, immune status and DNA damage:

Relevance of the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load for Body Weight, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease:

Fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or indexes of liver health: a systematic review and meta-analysis:


Heart & Soil:

Sign up for Animal Based Gathering 2023: 

Make a donation to the Animal Based Nutritional Research Foundation: 

Sacred Hunting:, get $250 off your hunt

Calima Salt:, for a free bag of Calima Sea Salt

Rhizal:, use code PAUL for 10% off your purchase

In Channel








Sleep Timer


End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

230. Is fruit juice healthy?

230. Is fruit juice healthy?

Paul Saladino, MD