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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Cranberry Juice Linked to Lower Adhesion of Bacteria


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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