Apparently, juice doesn't cause childhood obesityPosted on Jul 23rd 2008 12:51PM by Martha Edwards
Of all the things that are blamed for the obesity epidemic, soda has received the worst publicity. But we often forget about soda's equally harmful cousin, juice. Sure, juice contains nutrients that soda is missing, but they share a number one ingredient: sugar. It might even be fair to say that juice is merely a type of non-fizzy soda aimed at children.
Not so fast, says some research. Apparently the link between juice consumption and obesity is a weak one, and evidence even suggests that giving juice to your kids is a good way to make sure they're getting their recommended intake of fruit.
Do you agree with these findings? Myself, I'm a bit skeptical of these findings, but like all things, I think moderation is the key; One glass a day won't alone make kids fat if they're getting regular activity and eating healthy. But five or six a day? That might become a problem.