Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Researchers is Prescribing 100pc Fruit Juice as Part of Healthy School Lunches

Researchers have already tried to suppress parental fears about the amount of 100 PCT juice that is healthy for children. They say that these juices still makes for healthier school lunches because they combine several essential nutrients and are clearly not related to obesity in children.

One hundred percent fruit juice has long been involved in the school foodservice nutrition or lunches, and still be regarded as a healthy beverage that can serve as a daily serving of fruit.

Parents were having fears that juice can be harmful for children because the sweet taste of fruit juice.

After considering all the scientific literature, the study with the title review of the relationship between 100 percent juice consumption and weight in children and adolescents concluded:"There is no systematic relationship between the consumption of 100 percent fruit juice and overweight among children and adolescents . "

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, appropriate amounts of 100 percent juice per day for children of 1 / 6 4 / 6 ounces, and the same figure for older children aged 7-18 is 8.12 grams per day.

In fact, USDA food guide pyramid guidelines for the inclusion of 100 percent fruit juices as a service.

Even fruit juices substantial contributions of various nutrients to larger quantities of food, compared with all fruits, including vitamin C, folate and potassium.

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