I was reading one of my favorite blogs today, Tara Parker-Pope on Health, and ran into her post “New Reasons to Avoid Mixing Juice and Medicine.” More juice controversy! I’ve heard many times that grapefruit juice and prescription drugs don’t mix well. Now researchers are saying that orange juice and apple juice may also block the effects of some drugs. In essence, drinking these juices may render some prescription drugs useless including: a specific anticancer drug, some high blood pressure pills, and certain antibiotics. Very interesting.
To read more about drugs that are affected by juice (grapefruit in this particular case) check out this info from the Harvard Medical School. To learn more about juice–the healthy, the unhealthy, and the sort of healthy–try playing our feature game Juice Jumble.