By Diane Welland, MS, RD Post-menopausal women need not be concerned that drinking appropriate servings sizes of 100% fruit juice will cause them to gain weight. Women may gain weight for a variety of reasons as they age, including the normal aging process, hormonal changes, a slower resting metabolic rate, diet quality and exercise, sleep, … Continue reading Should Older Women Be Worried about Drinking Juice? Science Says No.
Love is in the air – and what better way to share your adoration than with some tasty treats? While candy hearts and chocolate are the typical “go-to”, we’re throwing a new, healthy spin on Valentine’s Day this year. Along with adding a splash of fruity flavor, 100% fruit juice also offers a simple way … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day! Fall Head Over Heels for 100% Juice
Remember sipping a glass of OJ as a child, hoping it would magically cure your upset tummy and runny nose? Although the common cold or flu is a little more complicated, that extra immune system support can actually be beneficial to recovery. Orange juice is a great source of rehydration and vitamin C – and … Continue reading Hydration Never Hurts: Here’s the Real Deal on Flu Season
As the new year offers the opportunity to become a “better you”, it’s no surprise that January is a popular month for self-improvement. However, adopting that “new year, new me” mentality could be setting yourself up for failure. A few lifestyle tweaks might be all you need to hop on a healthier track. Are you … Continue reading New Year, Same You: 3 Super Simple Lifestyle Changes for a Healthy 2018
It’s no secret that the holidays are filled with a variety of tasty temptations. The good news? With a few simple modifications, you can still enjoy the festivities guilt-free. However, before we dive into the deliciousness, let’s take a look at the facts. Did you know that 75% of Americans are not eating enough fruit? … Continue reading Let’s Get Holiday-Healthy! 3 Ways to Boost Your Fruit Intake with 100% Juice
There’s a lot to be thankful for, so why not add one more thing to the list? This year, we’re especially grateful for nutritious versions of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes! The holiday may be notorious for causing a serious food coma, but these 100% juice-infused creations can provide important vitamins and minerals too – without … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble up with 100% Juice
No matter how scary your Halloween costume may be, sometimes all that sugar is the most frightening part of all! Luckily, we’ve got some healthy, kid-friendly recipes to help you enjoy the festivities guilt-free. All of these creations are whipped up with 100% fruit juice – offering crucial vitamins and minerals without giving up that … Continue reading Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween with These Spooky Treats
As summer dwindles to an end, our days get a little less carefree and a lot more jam-packed. When schedules get busier, it can become trickier to help children make healthy food and beverage choices – especially on-the-go. Luckily, we’ve put together some tips and back to school recipes to make it easier to incorporate … Continue reading Kick Off The School Year Right With 100% Juice
One hundred percent juice, like all forms of fruits and vegetables, is full of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that a body needs. One of these important antioxidants is lycopene. Lycopene is responsible for the red and pink colors found in tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon, and other foods. In addition to making food colorful, research … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for Lycopene!
Selecting beverages for your children can be tricky. What should they be drinking and how much should they drink? Dr. Lisa Thornton, pediatrician and mother, breaks down new juice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on juice serving size and answers questions about 100 percent juice in the diet. My kids like to … Continue reading How Much Juice Should Kids Drink? What to Know About Juice & Serving Size
Whether we’re reminded of enjoying a glass of OJ before catching the school bus or sipping a box of apple juice at recess, many of us associate drinking juice with fond childhood memories. However, consumers today are often faced with mixed messages regarding juice and how it affects our health. Although the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines … Continue reading Drink Up to Meet Dietary Goals: Five Reasons why Juice Should Be Included in your Routine
Most of us are aware that fruit and vegetables are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. However, did you know that there are multiple ways to snag those important nutrients? Contrary to what you may have heard, grabbing your daily dose doesn’t have to be limited to whole fruit. In fact, all forms of fruit … Continue reading All Forms Count: The Importance of Fruit & Veggies in your Daily Diet
March is National Nutrition Month, a friendly reminder from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to get back to the basics of eating smart. Plus, it’s the perfect time to recognize registered dietitian nutritionists as the go-to experts on keeping up those healthy habits. The Academy has some great resources to help you create the … Continue reading Happy National Nutrition Month! Enjoy a Serving of Health Tips & Tricks to Celebrate
Successful resolutions are all about making small but meaningful changes. Aiming to eat healthier? Switching up your beverage choices can be a simple way to get started – and MyPlate has some great recommendations! Grape soda lover? You can get that same delicious taste while decreasing the calorie count AND removing all added sugars by … Continue reading Small Changes, Big Results: How to Sip Smart with 100% Juice
Craving a cool refreshment? In addition to great taste, these 100% juice-infused drink recipes are also a sneaky way to help meet your recommended daily number of servings of fruits. Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet smoothie or a creative cocktail, there’s a good chance we may have just what you’re looking for. … Continue reading Summertime Sippin’: Quench Your Thirst With These Delicious Drink Recipes
Looking for a delicious way to beat the heat this summer? You’re in luck! We’ve got an assortment of tasty treats for you to enjoy while lounging poolside. Preparing a snack with 100% juice is an easy way to add important vitamins and minerals without even thinking about it. From sorbet to smoothies, one of … Continue reading Summer Snacking: Keep Your Cool with These Sweet Treats
Did you know that nearly 80% of Americans do not get the recommended servings of fruit in their diet? One hundred percent fruit juice can be the perfect supplement to help reach fruit goals. Recent peer-reviewed research proves the impact fruit juice can have on health and nutrition. Let’s look at the studies: Kids … Continue reading See the Science! What Research Says about Juice and Nutrition
By Diane Welland MS, RD Eating more fruits and vegetables doesn’t have to break the bank – especially if you include 100% juice in your pantry. A new cost analysis study conducted by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) showed that if you make smart choices it doesn’t cost much to meet the 2 cups … Continue reading Eat Healthy and Keep your Budget in Check – 100% Juice Can Help!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a national observance that promotes the benefits of good oral hygiene to children. Looking for the facts on juice and maintaining healthy teeth? Diane Welland, registered dietitian and mother of three, has the information you are looking for! Q: Will drinking fruit juice negatively impact my children’s teeth? … Continue reading Keep Smiling: The Real Deal on Juice & Oral Health
By Diane Welland MS, RD Let’s face it, most of us can all use a little more fruits and vegetables in our lives. According to recent US consumption data more than 80% of Americans do not meet the 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit per day recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and for … Continue reading Five Super Easy Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet