Pediatricians Recommend No Juice For Infants For Good Reason

May 25, 2017

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Fruit juice has been seen as a healthy beverage for all, including infants and children.  However new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics says children under the age of one should not consume any fruit juice and overall kids should limit their intake. Although fruit juices contain sugars and parents have been making smart choices in opting for 100% juice containers, it isn't too much the sugar the worries pediatricians.  It’s that fruit juices are stripped of essential fiber and protein that a child would get from eating a whole piece of fruit. Infants up to a year should eat fruit but stay away from juices.  Toddlers from one to six can have 4 fluid ounces of juice per day at most and children five to 18 can have up to 8oz of juice per day.  In all cases, actual fruit should be chosen over fruit juices for a healthier start to life.

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics

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