New Study Reveals This “Healthy” Drink Increases Cancer Risk By 18% (And It’s Probably Sitting In Your Refrigerator Right Now) - Healthy Living Association

New Study Reveals This “Healthy” Drink Increases Cancer Risk By 18% (And It’s Probably Sitting In Your Refrigerator Right Now)

Here’s a scary thought:

Is there a drink sitting in your fridge right now that could skyrocket your cancer risk?

Based on a new study published in The British Medical Journal, the answer for millions of Americans is “yes.”

Worst part is, for years, we’ve been led to believe this beverage is “healthy.”

Most folks drink it daily. Some happily pour out a glass for their kids or grandkids too — all while having NO idea how much damage it could be doing.

So, what is this toxic beverage hiding in plain sight?

None other than fruit juice.

I know, I know… it sounds crazy, right?

Fruits are supposed to be healthy! They’re loaded with key vitamins and minerals. So how on God’s green Earth could fruit juice be BAD for you?


It’s all because of a toxic ingredient lurking inside fruit juice — even 100% fruit juices!

So, read on to discover how and why this can increase your cancer risk (and what to drink instead for optimal health, energy, and vitality.)

Did You Know 10 Grams of This Toxic Ingredient Are Hiding in Every 100 mL of Fruit Juice?

Let me ask you something:

Which do you think is healthier, fruit juice or soda?

If you’re like most people, you probably picked fruit juice. But if so, you’ll probably be shocked to discover they BOTH contain the same amount of a toxic, cancer-causing ingredient:


In fact, the study I mentioned earlier found that soda drinks have a total of 10.9 grams of sugar per 100 mL, while 100% fruit juices (often marketed as “healthy alternatives” to soda) have a whopping 10.3 grams of sugar per 100 mL.

And remember: these 100% fruit juices often have a “No Added Sugar” sticker on the label.

What a con job!

Anyway, the bottom line is this:

The study found that each 100 mL of daily sugary drink consumption was associated with an 18% increased risk of cancer.

Considering the fact that most sugary drinks come in a 355 mL size or bigger…

That’s a big deal.

Think about it like this: if you drink one can of fruit juice each day, your cancer risk could be going up by as much as 54% — a staggering increase!

But how exactly does sugar increase cancer risk?

Well, it’s because…

Cancer Cells Literally “Feed” on Sugar

Sugar is also known as glucose.

And the glucose circulating in our blood is precisely what fuels tumor growth. Cancer cells metabolize sugar in order to grow bigger.

So, the more sugar you have flowing through your veins… the more “food” you’re making available to potentially cancerous cells.

Plus, sugar promotes obesity. 

Which, in turn, leads to dangerously high insulin levels. And since insulin is a “building” hormone, it promotes growth (which that includes cancer growth.)

Now, is there another way to get vitamins and minerals from fruit without the sugar?

You bet!

Here’s a Healthier Way to Enjoy All the Benefits of Fruit 

Ever heard of powdered fruit extracts?

They’re available to purchase online, and can be found at most local health food stores.

Mixing these powdered extracts with water (or into your favorite smoothie) is a much healthier, much safer way to enjoy the health benefits of fruits.

In fact, these powders often contain little to no calories in them…

Meaning they’re approved on virtually any sound weight loss diet (including intermittent fasting.)

Plus, they usually provide a nice clean, jitter-free energy boost (unlike caffeine), and can also help curb appetite and reduce food cravings — making them a powerful ally in the Battle of the Bulge.

If you’re looking for a recommendation, I’ve personally tested just about every one on the market, and this one has 23 different fruits & veggies in it.

Try it out and let us know what you think.

Now, we want to know where YOU stand on this topic.

Do you still think fruit juice is safe to drink? Or did this article change your mind?

Comment below and let us know what you think!


  1. Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort


  1. Patricia

    November 7, 2020 at 6:56 am

    I usually use a juicer to extract the juice from a fruit. Is this also bad?

    • Chaz Shively

      April 9, 2021 at 9:10 am

      Using a juicer is fine. Just be sure to watch how many sugars are in your juices!

  2. Vicki Oswald

    December 6, 2020 at 8:13 am

    I have to stay hydrated for chronic kidney disease. Water, coffee and tea aren’t satisfying enough. I dilute water with cherry juice (2 parts juice to 8 parts water approx). Cherry juice has 26 grams of total sugars. Is it bad?

    • Chaz Shively

      April 9, 2021 at 9:07 am

      That is quite a bit of sugar. I would try to find other alternatives with less sugar. Maybe water with lemon? I drink plain seltzer water as well…the bubbles seem to make it more “interesting.” Rooibos tea is great too…

  3. Richard

    August 19, 2021 at 6:46 am

    I drink sugar free soda, I mix it water. 16oz to a gallon of water. Bad?

    • Chaz Shively

      August 19, 2021 at 6:54 am

      Since you dilute it, it’s probably ok. It’s awesome you’re not drinking regular soda with a ton of sugar in it, but some diet sodas have other bad sweeteners in them. Especially if the soda has a natural sweetener like monk fruit extract or stevia, then you should be completely in the clear.

  4. Belinda

    October 24, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve always known that fruit juices were bad. And also knew that orange juice caused cancer. I learned about that back in the eighties. And I’ve also known that all artificial sweeteners were bad for the the body as well. They are all poison! You want the best drink it’s called WATER. I’m not a doctor or scientist and didn’t even graduate high school! People just need to keep themselves informed by reading. And sorry but I don’t trust stevia either.

    • Chaz Shively

      November 3, 2021 at 6:53 am

      Awesome, Belinda. Agree 100% on drinking WATER!!!

  5. Nancy Marshall

    November 3, 2021 at 3:26 am

    How is this not made knowledge to people that buy fruit juice all the time? How long has this info been made available to the general public? It seems nothing is safe to consume…so we’re just guinea pigs.Shameful! My grandson drinks fruit juice everyday!!

    • Chaz Shively

      November 3, 2021 at 6:52 am

      We agree, Nancy! My father-in-law drinks orange juice every morning, which is about like drinking a 1/2 can of Pepsi for breakfast. The sugar shock to the body (pancrease, insulin) is not good!


    February 4, 2022 at 10:48 am


    • Chaz Shively

      February 4, 2022 at 10:59 am

      Yes! Most tap water is great… If you have filtered water, it could be a notch better, but all in all, tap water is good.

  7. betty

    April 6, 2022 at 10:17 am

    My daughters drink water with juice mixed in it,I Think it’s called nix !!!!

  8. Mary Montgomery

    August 3, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I have breast cancer and have been learning much about nutrition and how it affects your body. According to the research you can prevent cancer or cure it by eating plant based foods and juicing. Other factors include exercise, stress, rest, mental affirmations and spiritual
    faith. Lifestyle changes do count !

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