A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children should no longer be given fruit juice during their first year. The sugar content is considered entirely too high.
In terms of sugar and calories, store-bought juice is similar to soda. For instance, four ounces of lemon-lime soda has 12.6 grams of sugar and 46 calories, both slightly less than apple juice.
So, if fruit juice has as much sugar as soda, why wouldn’t they recommend not giving it to children at all?
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