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


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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Our Registered Dietitian’s Response to Negative Comments About Juice


Americans are getting health advice from every corner of the internet and not all of it is true. This can no-doubt be very confusing. Who can you believe and where can you find information based in fact? Here at Juice Central, our team does its best to provide science-backed information to help you make the right decisions for you and your family. Readers of the Washington Post that responded to a letter to the editor that I submitted are choos...

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2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Confirm Juice as Nutritious Beverage Choice


WASHINGTON, DC (January 7, 2016) – The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released today by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and of Health and Human Services recommend that beverages contributing beneficial nutrients, such as 100% juice, should be among the primary beverages consumed by Americans. The Dietary Guidelines, based on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Co...

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New Research Confirms Nutritional Benefits of 100% Juice in Children’s Diets


Studies Find Juice Offers Similar Nutritional Benefits to Fruit; No Connection Between Juice and Weight

NEW YORK (December 08, 2015) – The science is in: two studies confirm the importance of 100% fruit juice in the diets of children. The studies, published in International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition and Current Nutrition &a...

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What You Need to Know About Juice and Arsenic


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Recent news reports about the possible presence of arsenic in some wines and other foods have raised questions about juice. Here’s what you should know: arsenic is a naturally occurring element in our environment. It is present in low levels in the air we breathe and in the crops we grow. Therefore it may be found in trace, harmless amounts in many naturally sourced foods. What exactly is arsenic? Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in our environment. It is widely di...

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