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Saturday, December 3

Drinking Apple Juice will Make you Fat

Yes people, you read it right.

I was browsing the web when I stumble on this article saying that apple juice's will make you fat. How come you say, well I have thought of that too.

According to nutrition experts its real danger is to waistlines and children's teeth. It has few nutrients, lots of calories and in some cases, more sugar than soda has.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says juice can be part of a healthy diet, but its policy is blunt: "Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for infants younger than 6 months" and no benefits over whole fruit for older kids.
Drinking juice delivers a lot of calories quickly so you don't realize how much you've consumed, whereas you would have to eat a lot of apples to get the same amount, and "you would feel much, much more full from the apples," Ansel said.
"Whole fruits are much better for you," said Dr. Frank Greer, a University of Wisconsin, Madison, professor and former head of the pediatrics academy's nutrition committee. 
If you or your family drinks juice, here is some advice from nutrition experts:
  • Choose a juice fortified with calcium and vitamin D-3.
  • Give children only pasteurized juice — that's the only type safe from germs that can cause serious disease.
  • Don't give juice before 6 months of age, and never put it in bottles or covered cups that allow babies and children to consume it throughout the day, which can cause tooth decay. For the same reason, don't give infants juice at bedtime.
  • Limit juice to 4 to 6 ounces per day for children ages 1 to 6, and 8 to 12 ounces for those ages 7 to 18.
  • Encourage kids to eat fruit.
  • Don't be swayed by healthy-sounding label claims. "No sugar added" doesn't mean it isn't full of naturally occurring sugar. And "cholesterol-free" is silly — only animal products contain cholesterol.

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