Contrary to popular belief, drinking hundred percent pure fruit juice does not lead to overweight kids after-all, says new research studies. Pure fruit juice will actually supply the required essential nutrients to children, and may actually help the children in maintaining a healthy weight.
Contradictory research findings had earlier led to arguments and confusions about probable associations between hundred percent fruit juice, overweight in children, and nutrient intake.
According to recent studies the researchers analyzed the amount of juice consumption among 3618 children aged two to eleven years. It was noticed that even among kids who consumed maximum juice, there was no association to being over-weight or at risk to being overweight. In fact, more than half the children never consumed hundred percent fruit juice at all, and the average consumption of juice in the studies was only 4.1 ounces. It was also found that children, who drank hundred percent fruit juices, consumed less saturated fat and total fat, added sugars and added fat. They also consumed more who fruits like apples. Consumption of hundred percent fruit juice also led to higher intake of nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, iron, and magnesium.
Hence the bottom line is that “100 percent fruit juice consumption is a valuable contributor of nutrients in children’s diet and it does not have an association with being over-weight”. (by Ayurvedictalk.com)