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Avoid giving fresh fruit juice to your 2 year old

Researchers have followed a group of 2 years olds and have found that those who have more than 1 cup of 100% fruit juice a day (8 oz, 230mL) are at higher risk of being overweight at 4-5 years of age. It is advised to avoid excessive consumption of juice in children, even if it 100% fresh and does not contain any added sugars.


Shefferly A, Scharf RJ, DeBoer MD. Longitudinal evaluation of 100% fruit juice consumption on BMI status in 2-5-year-old children. Pediatr Obes. 2016;11(3):221–7.

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