Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fruit Drinks and Juices

Fruit juices are particularly popular beverages for children aged 6 months to 5 years of age. Juices do have some health benefits.

If juice is being used as a source of vitamin C, drinking 3 to 6 fluid ounces per day meets vitamin C intake requirements.

Fruit juice consumption can be a contributing factor leading to obesity, if excess juice is consumed in addition to a well rounded diet.

At best fruit juices and drinks contain added vitamin A and calcium. However, such beverages that are less than 100% fruit juice are much more like soft drinks than fruit.

In order to keep consumption of fruit juices to a healthy level:

Limit intake of fruit juices to 12 fluid ounces oer day.

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