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QUESTION: Hi. I was just wondering why the O Diet guidelines suggest black cherry juice and pineapple juice as being beneficial, but suggest the black cherry and the pineapple fruit to be neutral. What is it about the juice that would make it more beneficial than the fruit itself? Aren't the juices a more concentrated source of sugar? Thanks so much for your time and thought.
ANSWER: They are also a more concentrated form of the phytonutrient (in the case of black cherry juice, the anthrocyanidins and other alkaline elements; in pineapple the proteolytic enzymes). It would take a considerably greater amount of the fruit to match the levels often found in the juice (and in the case of pineapple, perhaps a mouth sore or two.)