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


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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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Cranberry Juice Linked to Lower Adhesion of Bacteria


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In a new study published in Food & Function, cranberry juice decreased the attachment of E.coli bacteria to a test surface, suggesting that it may be beneficial in preventing and treating bacterial infections. The ability to stick to surfaces is considered the first critical step in bacterial infections.  In this study researchers exposed E.coli to cranberry juice to assess its “sticking” ability. They found cranberry components that contained beneficial co...

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New Study Finds Pomegranate Juice May Help Improve Arthritis Symptoms


Pomegranate juice may help adults to reduce arthritis symptoms according to a recent study in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. The study, “The effect of pomegranate juice on clinical signs, matrix metalloproteinases and antioxidant status in patients with knee osteoarthritis,” was conducted at a large Iranian hospital. Thirty-eight adults with knee arthritis who were 30 to 80 years old were sele...

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Cranberry Juice Consumption Linked To Lower Number Of Clinical Urinary Tract Infections


According to a new study published online in the June issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, drinking a cranberry juice beverage can be a safe and effective way for women prone to urinary tract infections (UTI) to prevent or reduce the number of occurrences of such illnesses. The study, which took place at 17 clinical research facilities in the US and one in France, evaluated 373 women who are likely...

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New Study Discovers Tart Cherry Juice Helpful In Lowering High Blood Pressure


AJCN According to a new study published online in the May issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can significantly lower high blood pressure in early hypertensive men. The study, entitled “Effects of Montmorency...

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What’s On the New Nutrition Labels? Here’s a Guide to the Changes


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As you may have heard, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced some major changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel label. Why? Our diets have changed since the nutritional panels were introduced about 20 years ago, so the FDA has decided to require updated labeling on packages to reflect these dietary changes. Designed to modernize and update the current nutritional facts panel, expect to see these new changes popping up on our food labels in the next year or two, with all labels ...

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New Study Finds Apple Juice Beneficial for Rehydrating Children


A new Canadian study published on-line in the Journal of the American Medical Association on April 30, 2016, showed that drinking juice can be beneficial to children with mild dehydration, vomiting, and diarrhea. In this study, titled “Effect of Dilute Apple Juice and Preferred Fluids vs Electrolyte Maintenance Solution on Treatment Failure Among ...

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