Better for you than soda? With 49 grams of fructose per liter, not much. VoxFX/Flickr hide caption toggle caption VoxFX/Flickr The Salt Fruit Juice Vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack In Sugar, Health Risks June 9, 2014 Juice seems more natural and healthful than soda because it comes from fruit. But a study found that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, which may make them just as unhealthful for you.