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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Health and Science Update


Low Calorie Cranberry Juice for Health New research in the June 2015 issue of the Journal of Nutrition showed a positive health benefit for adults who consume low calorie cranberry juice. The study entitled “Cranberry Juice Consumption Lowers Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk, Including Blood Pressure and Circulating C-Reactive Protein, Triglyceride and Glucose Concentrations in Adults,” showed that drinking two cups of low calorie cranberry juice a day significantly...

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Facts about Fruit Juice


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Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet?

If you’re like most Americans, the answer is: no. In fact, roughly 70 percent of Americans aren’t meeting the daily recommendations. 100 percent fruit juices are a convenient way for adults and children to help meet the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Just one 4-ounce glass of 100 percent juice equals a serving of fruit! According to MyPlate:<...

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New Study Shows How 100 Percent Fruit Juice Can Help Americans Meet Daily Fruit Consumption Goals


Nutrition Journal Publishes First Study Analyzing the Dietary Impact of Both Whole Fruit and 100% Juice Consumption WASHINGTON DC (February 5, 2015) -When it comes to meeting the recommended servings of fruit per day, 100% juice in the diet makes a difference.  According to a new study from the University of Washington Center for Public Health, published on-line inNutrition Journal, Americans consume just over one cup of fruit per day, on average. ...

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From Field to Fridge: The Facts About 100 Percent Fruit Juice Processing


There’s a lot of confusion about the manufacturing techniques used to bring your food and beverage choices to the grocery store shelves. While “processing” often gets criticized, the steps used to process commercial fruit juices – namely pasteurization and juice concentration –are in place to protect the safety of our food supply and ensure the health and wellness of American families. Fruit juice processing:
  • Does not impact the quality or nutritional v...

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