A Juicy Story


To juice or not to juice, that is the question. And the good news is we have the answer.
A recent study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual convention in Toronto found that drinking 100% fruit juice was not associated with children being overweight or developing weight problems, but in fact provides essential nutrients to children’s diets. As well, 100% juice drinkers did not consume less milk and, in fact, ate more total fruit than non-juice drinkers.

The key, though, is to make sure it is 100% fruit juice, not fruit-flavoured juices that contain mostly sugar and water. Look for labels that say 100% fruit juice and always double-check the ingredients for added sugar, which may also be listed as fructose and glucose.


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