fruit juice. But that tasty package of vitamins and minerals has
a price-juice is loaded with natural sugar, so drinking too much
can cause obesity, stunted growth, digestive problems and tooth
eat full meals on top of that [juice], they risk obesity. If
they fill up only on fruit juice, failing to receive nutrients
from a well-balanced diet, they may face malnutrition and/or
juice also means too much sorbitol, one of three natural sugars
in most fruit juices. Our intestines can't absorb it, so it
ferments in the colon causing stomachaches, gas and, sometimes,
diarrhea. White grape juice provides one alternative:
doesn't contain sorbitol.
some more tips from experts:
preschoolers to 4 to 6 ounces of juice a day-8 to 12 ounces for
older children and teens. Make sure what they
drink is 100-percent juice, not a fruit-flavored beverage.
juices with club soda or mineral water.
3. Milk and
water are still excellent choices for kids. You can try spicing
up water with lemon or other fruit.
carbonated drinks. By the time kid’s turn 13, they are drinking
four times as much carbonated drinks as fruit juice, according
to the American Dietetic Association