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.