The researches find that the scientific data maintaining juice as part of a healthy diet. The report reinforces that claims that 100% juice may be associated with childhood weight gain or negative health outcomes have not been supported by recent scientific research including a number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Juice has recently been cast in a negative light without scientific evidence to support these claims.
Drinking 100% Fruit Juice
This report encourages parents and other consumers to look at a child’s total diet before judging foods or beverages “good” or “bad.” Foods should be judge not on individual attributes such as fat or sugar but on their contributions to the diet as a whole. Drinking 100% fruit juice has many positive attributes that improve overall diet quality. When juice is eliminate from a child’s diet, it can have unintended negative nutritional consequences; especially for low-income populations.”Dr. Robert Murray, pediatric nutritionist and immediate past president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
National surveys show many Americans have poor quality diets. The report notes that while juices do lack fiber; they retain the majority of the same health-promoting nutrients; bio actives and phytochemicals found in whole fruit. Fruit juice drinkers also have better quality diets, consume more whole fruit; less added sugar and saturated fat and greater amounts of vitamin C; magnesium; potassium, and fiber than non-juice drinkers. “Over the past three decades; fruit juice consumption has fallen substantially yet the gap has not been filled by the consumption of whole fruit.
A combination of whole fruit and juice is the best way for children and adults to meet their daily-recommended fruit servings and improve their overall diet;” said Dr. Murray. “Young children are typically the biggest juice drinkers. They are also the only age group in the United States consuming enough servings of fruit.” The Juice Products Association (JPA); is the trade association representing the fruit and juice products industry. The association’s Sip Smarter campaign shares the latest scientific research on juice as well as nutritional resources to help encourage Americans to consume more fruits and vegetables in all forms including 100% juice.
You can follow the Sip Smarter campaign on Instagram; Twitter, Facebook. Fruit juices contain a range of minerals, vitamins and bio active compounds, such as phytochemicals; that are important for good health. Guidelines for a healthy; balanced diet typically recommend plenty of fruits and vegetables are required to supply our vitamin and mineral needs. However; within this model; moderate consumption of 100% fruit juices can make a significant contribution to potassium and some other micronutrients.