An Orange a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: New Study Links Citrus Fruit Consumption to Reduced Risk of Dementia


A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition finds that regularly eating citrus may potentially lessen the chance of dementia development in elderly adults. The study, conducted from Tohoku University in Japan, evaluated the diets...

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New Research Finds Drinking 100% Fruit Juice Does Not Affect Blood Sugar Levels


New Diabetes Research
One hundred percent juice does not have a significant effect on fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, or insulin resistance according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science. The findings are consistent with previous research indicating that 100% fruit juice is not associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and support a growing body of evidence that 100% fruit juice has no significant effect on glycemic control. A comprehensive dat...

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New Study Finds 100% Grape Juice Improves Attention and Mood in Young Adults


Recent research published in the European Journal of Nutrition suggests that 100% grape juice can have an immediate, positive effect on cognitive performance, attention, and mood in young adults. The UK study involved 20 healthy subjects (average age 21 years.) For the experiment, participants were asked to drink 100% juice made with Concord grapes and a sugar-matched control be...

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Research Links Mangos to Reduced Risk of Inflammation and Chronic Disease


More mangos, less problems? Research continues to reveal that may be the case. According to a new review of scientific literature, mangos and the individual compounds they contain, may mitigate the chance of metabolic and inflammation-associated disease. The comprehensive research was recently published in Food & Function. The review identified 11 articles measuring the impact of mango consumption on obesity, including seven human trials of individuals who were obese or diagnosed...

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New Study Finds Juice Helps Reduce Muscle Soreness After Exercise


Tips for reducing muscle soreness
Whether you are a seasoned runner or a weekend warrior athlete, strenuous exercise can often lead to sore muscles and discomfort that could last a few days. A new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry may offer some relief, finding that enjoying a juice cocktail combination of watermelon juice and pomegranate juice could help with reducing muscle soreness. Previously linked to benefits during exercise, the study explored two natural compounds, citrulline...

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Juice Products Association Aligns With American Academy of Pediatrics’ Recommendations for Fruit Juice Consumption and Children


WASHINGTON, DC (May 22, 2017) --- U.S. juice manufacturers have long supported the nutrition guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and we agree with the AAP’s policy statement published today in the journal Pediatrics, that reaffirms that 100 percent fruit juice, in both fresh and reconstituted forms, “can be a healthy part of the diet of children older than 1 year when consumed as part of a well-balanced diet.”  Further, juice manufacturers are aligned with the ...

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New Meta-Analysis Supports Role of 100% Juice in Diets of Children


Two new articles on juice intake and children’s health were published today in the journal of Pediatrics.  The first, was a research study entitled, “Fruit Juice and Change in BMI: A Meta-analysis”, and the second, a commentary called “Fruit Juice and Child Health”. Both articles support the ...

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Pomegranate Juice Linked to Blood Pressure Reduction


A recent study published in Pharmacological Research shows that drinking pomegranate juice may be an effective method for reducing blood pressure. This study—Effects of Pomegranate Juice on Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials—assessed the results from eight previously existing studies that measured the effects of drinking pomegranate juice on blood pressure. All of the stu...

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New Study Finds Increased Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Improves Energy Density and Overall Diet Quality


A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, including 100% fruit juice, improved energy density and overall diet quality among 9 to 11 year olds. Using reported dietary recall data from a previous study, researchers calculated total food consumption (including energy density), as well as intake of fruits and vegetables. Energy density de...

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How Can 100% Juice Fit into a Sports Diet? More Ways than One!


Many athletes have the tendency to avoid fruit juice, wrongly believing that the sugar content is too high. In addition to providing a healthful source of muscle fuel, juice can also serve as a super simple way to boost fruit intake. Registered dietitian Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD shows us the real deal on why fruit juice can and should be a part of your active lifestyle in an interesting blog post: Fruit Jui...

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