New Review Suggests Drinking 100 Percent Fruit Juice May Offer Disease-Fighting Benefits


Fruit juice linked to reduced risk of cancer, improved markers of heart health and increased antioxidant activity

WASHINGTON, DC (April 11, 2011) – Drinking 100 percent fruit juices could have protective health benefits similar to those of whole fruits, according to research presented in a literature review yesterday at the 2011 Experimental Biology (EB) meeting. Highlights from a new report summarizing recent research on the potential b...

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Make Smart Choices For Your Morning Meal and Reap the Benefits All Day Long


Leading Nutrition Expert Shares Five of Her Favorite On-The-Go Breakfasts

WASHINGTON, DC (March 7, 2011) – For 45 years the National School Breakfast Program has been instrumental in fueling the bodies and minds of generations of American school children. This week, in recognition of National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11), leading author and nutrition expert, Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., shares a few tips on building a better breakfast.

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Drinking 100 Percent Fruit Juice is Associated with Improved Nutrient Intake in Children and Adolescents


New research shows those who drink 100 percent juice have higher intakes of key nutrients compared to non-consumers

WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2012) – Consumption of 100 percent fruit juice is closely linked to improved nutrient adequacy among 2-18 year olds, according to new research published in the current online issue of Public Health Nutrition, the Juice Products Association reports today. The new study from researchers at the Louisiana State U...

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Drinking 100 Percent Fruit Juice is Linked to Higher Intake of Essential Nutrients


New research shows adults who drink fruit juice have improved dietary adequacy compared to non-consumers

BOSTON, MA (November 9, 2010) – With so few Americans consuming the recommended amounts of fruit each day, finding quick and simple ways to add additional fruit servings – and the important nutrients they provide – is more critical than ever. Although USDA recognizes that 4-oz of 100 percent juice supplies one serving (1/2 cup) of fruit, there is still confusion regarding the ...

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Teens Who Drink Juice Have Healthier Diets, Eat More Whole Fruit


Study also finds no link between 100 percent juice consumption and weight status in adolescents

WASHINGTON, DC (March 3, 2010) – New research published in the March/April issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion shows that teens who drink 100 percent fruit juice have more nutritious diets overall compared to non-consumers. According to the findings, adolescents ages 12-18 that drank any amount of 100 percent juice had lower inta...

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Drinking 100 Percent Fruit Juice is Associated with Lower Risk of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome


NHANES analysis reveals drinking juice is associated with health-promoting behaviors in adults

NEW ORLEANS (April 22, 2009) – If you enjoy a glass of 100 percent juice as part of your daily routine, chances are you also have fewer risk factors for several chronic diseases when compared to your non juice-drinking peers. New research presented today at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2009 meeting highlights this association among adult men and women, with evidence show...

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Americans Receive Failing Grade When it Comes to Fruit Intake


But Other Forms of Fruit, Like 100 Percent Juice, Are Rising In Popularity

WASHINGTON (December 15, 2010) – According to a new report card issued by the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA), Americans consume far less than the recommended intake for fruit, with only eight percent of the total population and 12 percent of children achieving the target number of fruit servings in an average day. With so few Americans consuming the recommended amounts of fruit...

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CDC Database Analysis: Juice Consumers have Healthier Diets, Eat More Whole Fruit


100 percent juice consumption also not associated with overweight in children

WASHINGTON DC (June 2, 2008) – New research published June 2 in the prestigious Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that mom was right all along–a serving of juice provides children with a great start to the day and is associated with other good things, namely a more nutritious diet. According to Baylor College of Medicine’s child nutrition...

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Flavonoids in fruits, veggies linked to improved mental health


WASHINGTON DC (June 25, 2007) – What is it about fruits and veggies that makes them so healthy? Lots of things, but a new research study from France is helping to find more answers. This recent study determined that natural compounds called flavonoids may help reduce age-related decline in mental function. Flavonoids are found in foods such as fruits and vegetables as well as tea, coffee and other plant-based foods. Research on the health benefits of flavonoids has been ongoin...

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Juices May Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease Risk


WASHINGTON DC (August 31, 2006) - Consumption of a variety of fruit and vegetable juices has been linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a large epidemiological study just published. The researchers, who evaluated juice consumption habits as part of a larger lifestyle study, found that those who drank three or more servings of fruit and vegetable juices per week had a 76 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease...

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