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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Weighing the Facts – New Study on Juice and Blood Pressure Claims Unproven


New Study on Juice and Blood Pressure Claims Unproven With a new study about health and nutrition released in the media every day, deciding what to eat and feed your family can be confusing!  Recently, a study suggesting that regularly drinking fruit juice could raise blood pressure has gotten a bit of media attention. First, let’s look at a few key facts about fruit juice and why it is an important part of the diet:
  • Several studies show people who drink 100...

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FDOC Response Letter to Dr. Oz


We watched the Dr. Oz Show on April 1st and along with our friends at the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) noticed a few elements of the segment on orange juice that we considered misleading. FDOC has responded to the Dr. Oz Show with a response letter which you can find here. One hundred percent orange juice has been a nutritious family favorite for generations. If you want more information about how it gets from th...

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Food Navigator: “Juice Products Association: Yes, fruit juice contains sugar… but let’s stop comparing it with soda”


For a recent article in Food Navigator, our registered dietitian, Diane Welland was asked about 100 percent fruit juice and how it fits into a healthy diet. You can view her response and excerpts from her interview here: Juice Products Association: Yes, fruit juice co...

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March is National Nutrition Month ®


March celebrates National Nutrition Month® from our friends over at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This year the chosen theme is ”Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” which encourages people to eat healthy meals that they enjoy! Some more information about National Nutrition Month can be found in the AND press release and video below. Check out our Recipe Page for recipes that w...

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Proposed Food Labeling Changes


Confused about food labeling? You’ve likely seen the announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed changes that we’ll see popping up on our food labels. What does it mean? 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. Announcing these changes are the first step, they will then need to be approved and it might take ...

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The Truth About 100% Juice and Sugar


Can something that tastes as good as 100 percent fruit juice be good for you? Research shows it is! More than just sugar and calories – 100 percent juice is a healthful, nutrient dense beverage. It also contains beneficial vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (plant compounds).  In fact, research shows that children and teens who drink 100 percent juice have higher than usual intakes of important nutrients including vitamins A and C, folate, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and calciu...

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