New recommendation: No fruit juice for children under the age of one


Not recommended

Fruit juice should not be given to children during their first year, states a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It simply contains way too much sugar:

In terms of sugar and calories, store-bought juice is similar to soda. For instance, four ounces of lemon-lime soda has 12.6 grams of sugar…

The question is, why the one-year limit? Considering that fruit juice has as much sugar as soda, why not recommend not giving fruit juice to young children, period?

Guide to low-carb fruits

Eating whole fruit is better than drinking fruit juice. But if you (not your children) are on a low-carb diet, you may want to limit fruit intake as well. Here’s our full guide:

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