Monday, June 22, 2015

Find out how much sugar is in juice?

People are often shocked by how much sugar is in juice. Did you know 10 ounces of bottled OJ has about the same amount of sugar as two ice cream cones? A 6-ounce apple juice box has about as much sugar as two donuts.

Delta Dental's series of 15-second videos shows just how much sugar is in juice. The first two videos, one in English and one in Spanish, both feature blended donuts. The series contains four more videos comparing other sugary treats to juice.
 
Some juices do have vitamins and minerals. They're often also full of sugar, whether it's added sugars or natural sugars. These sugars fuel the bacteria that decay teeth. Young children are especially vulnerable to decay because the enamel on their baby teeth is thin.

Plus, juice lacks many of the best qualities of whole fruit, like fiber. Kids are far better off eating a real apple or orange.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says young children (1 to 6 years-old) shouldn't drink more than 4-6 ounces of juice a day (a small glass). At the very least, juice should be limited to mealtimes


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