Sweetened fruit drinks contain ADDED SUGAR. They are NOT 100% juice.
Water or unflavored milk is the healthiest choice.
Health experts recommend children drink NO sweetened fruit drinks.
The added sugar in them can lead to:
- Tooth Decay
- Weight Gain
The Beverage Industry uses pictures of fruit and words like juice, natural, and 100% Vitamin C to mislead parents into thinking they are healthy. They also place their products at children’s eye level in grocery and convenience stores. These marketing tactics are meant to tempt parents into buying sweetened fruit drinks for their children.