We know that sipping fruit juices all day is not good for you or your children’s chompers. Mainstream commercial juices pack a one-two punch of sugar and acidity and if you must, we recommend you have it during mealtimes.
Cranberries are really sour and are therefore more popular manufactured as juice, jam or sauce. Cranberry juice cocktail is approximately 26% to 33% pure cranberry juice, sweetened with fructose or artificial sweetener. According to the Harvard School of Public Health a 12-ounce serving of cranberry juice cocktail contains 12 teaspoons of sugar and 200 calories.
But don’t even think about running to the juice aisle in the grocery store to prevent tooth decay, Dr. Koo said. Instead, her team hopes to isolate the useful compounds within the juice and add them into toothpastes and mouthwashes.
Dr. Nigel Carter chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, said: “Cranberries are naturally very acidic, while manufacturers also tend to add sugar to cranberry products.”