Juice does more than just taste good; it is good for you too! One hundred percent juice is a convenient and affordable way to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables. It’s also easily accessible, widely available and shelf-stable, so it’s perfect to have on hand when you need a quick and easy-pick-me up drink.
Studies show that both children and adults who drink 100% juice tend to have higher quality diets, eat more whole fruit, and have either comparable or higher total dietary fiber intake in their overall diet. One 8-ounce serving of juice counts as one serving of fruits and veggies per day and can easily be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern.
As with anything, it’s important to drink juice in moderation. It’s recommended that adults drink up to 8 ounces of juice a day, and children’s portion sizes vary depending on age. Parents should follow the American Academy for Pediatrics’ suggested serving sizes.