Natural juices are fresh juices that have been treated in order to guarantee their conservation, that is, they have been obtained by performing some procedure, such as water extraction. They differ from canned juices because the latter have incorporated some authorized preservative additive. Another denomination is sugary juices, which contain sweeteners such as sucrose or common sugar. If they have carbonic gas incorporated, they are called gasified juices.
Sometimes the term juice is confused with nectar, but the nutritional differences between both products are notable. The nectar is obtained from crushed fruits (pureed) to which water, sugar and fruit acids have been added, so they provide more calories. The express addiction of sugars to this drink has to be taken into account especially by diabetic people and those who control their weight.
Dr. Joseph Perez. Doctor and team manager (- Z Rehab Medical Center)