So we posted an article a while back on our sister site/parent company www.teamnoexcusesfitness.com regarding the dangers of consuming fruit juice for kids and adults. This article below with the most important contributions from pediatricians adds further credibility to what we have been saying to clients, parents, and everyone who has asked us our opinion on juicing, juice diets, juice cleansing and such and that is JUICE drinks are NON-ESSENTIAL! Moreover the sugar content creates an unconscious dependency on consuming sugar that is similar to drinking excess soda.
More importantly for this post juice is NOT necessary for kids at all! There is as much or more sugar in fruit juice as sodas and parents, kids and everyone in between don’t consume juice in small portioned quantities labeled on the handy and convenient packaged juice bottle.
If you take nothing away from this article but this one quote please remember it:
Fruit juice,” the Academy says, “has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children.”
Stay happy, stay healthy and educate yourself and your kids everyday!
The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should not drink it.