Saturday, June 10, 2023

Study finds pre-teen girls who consume fruit juice have healthier diets with no negative weight effects

 According to a recent study, pre-teen girls who consume 100% fruit juice have long-term good nutritional advantages with no harmful effect on weight throughout adolescence, regardless of race. The study found that both white and black girls who consumed 100% fruit juice during preadolescence were more than 2 times as likely to meet current Dietary Guideline recommendations for whole fruit and total fruit intake throughout adolescence than those who did not drink juice. Fruit juice consumption was not associated with excess weight gain, and in this research, those children who drank the most juice had the lowest Body Mass Index (BMI) during adolescence

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It is important to note that while fruit juice can have nutritional benefits, it should be consumed in moderation. Drinking too much fruit juice can lead to excess calorie intake and may displace other important foods in the diet. It is recommended that children ages 7 to 18 limit juice intake to 8 ounces or 1 cup per day
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Overall, a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products, lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, and beans for protein, and low-fat or non-fat milk or dairy products, including cheese and yogurt, is important for maintaining a healthy weight and overall health
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 Encouraging healthy eating habits, physical activity, reducing screen time, and getting adequate sleep can also help children maintain a healthy weight
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