Friday, February 27, 2015

Maybe take some of your fruit in juice form?

The Univ of Washington Center for Public Health, as published in the online Nutrition Journal, says Americans eat just under one cup of fruit a day. This should be 1.5 to 2 cups! This according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.

Typically, the scientists found, this came in two parts of whole fruit to one part 100% juice.

Kids and adolescents drank less than half a cup of 100% juice a day, adults less than a third of a cup.

Adding more 100% juice did not displace other whole fruit servings.

Low income or minority adults were least likely to eat whole fruit.

Adding 100% juice is a cheaper way to get the fruit onboard.

I don't eat much fruit--do you? I do drink a cup of 100% cranberry juice from frozen concentrate, when we remember to buy it.

I could do better.

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