American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatricians take aim at juice: It 'has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children'

Pediatricians take aim at juice: It 'has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children'

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should resist the urge to drink it.

If you’re craving something fruity and refreshing, try eating a piece of fruit instead. If you’re thirsty, you can wash it down with some water.

Sure, juice has some things going for it. It can be an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium, among other nutrients. It also contains antioxidants, which may help ward off cancer and cardiovascular disease.

All those things are true about fruit as well — plus it contains fiber. That’s

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