Is juice healthier than soda? Sure, if you're drinking unsweetened, pure, organic juice. But unless you're living on a free-love commune in Southern California, you're probably not ingesting such a drink. The so-called "fruit drinks" found in most grocery stores are not as closely related to the fruit whose name they bear as you'd like to think. These drinks, often labeled "juice drinks" or "juice cocktails," are actually very high in sugar and calories, and will rot your teeth just as quickly as soda will. In fact, 8 ounces of fruit juice and 8 ounces of soda contain a similar amount of calories -- approximately 100.