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10 November 2010

100% fruit juice, higher intake of essential nutrients

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

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

With so few people 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 recognises that 113g of 100% juice supplies one serving (1/2 cup) of fruit, there is still confusion regarding the healthfulness of juice.

The new study, from researchers at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Centre and Baylor College of Medicine, examined a nationally representative sample of adults 19 years of age and older and found that drinking 100% fruit juice was closely linked to improved nutrient intake.

 
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