fruit juices How Natural Fruit Juices Can Be As Harmful As Sugary Drinks By Sam Baker • Jun 24, 2019 Shutterstock Previous research has warned about consuming too many sugary drinks. But a new study has linked sugary drinks and supposedly healthier natural fruit juices to an increased risk of premature death. Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Are A Tasty Treat That Can Be A Health Risk, If You're Not Careful By Sam Baker • May 7, 2018 Shutterstock Sugar-sweetened beverages are leading sources of added sugars in the American diet, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But many aren't aware just how much sugar is in every swallow. Too much can lead to health problems.