Is drinking a lot of orange juice bad?

I drink a lot of it. I only drink orange juice, simply orange and some water. Is it bad for your health?

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  • Its very high in sugar.

    It takes about 6 oranges to make one cup of orange juice. You wouldn't sit and eat 6 oranges, would you?

    That is the thing about juice, is that it takes a lot of a fruit to make the juice. Fruit alone has a lot of sugar, so when you consume something like juice that involves using a LOT of a fruit, you are going to be consuming a lot of sugar, most of which could get stored as fat.

    You are better off limiting it to about a cup per day, or getting your vitamin C from the oranges themselves and drinking mostly water.

    If you like fruit juices, you could always go for 100% unsweetened cranberry juice. Very tart but it is lower in sugar.