Is Juice Soda in Disguise?
At AllergyKids, we are always looking for insight into ways that we can protect the health of children.
With Dr. Oz recently bringing a much-needed awareness to what exactly is in the juices that we are giving our kids, we turned our attention to the sweet stuff and came across this infographic from Health Science that highlights just how much weight-promoting sugar is now found in our “fruit juices”.
Since we had no idea that an 8 ounce serving of juice contained more sugar than 2 1/2 donuts or a can of soda, we felt compelled to share it.
Since the rate of having a food allergy is 59% higher in obese children, this new-found knowledge might do more than help reduce the obesity epidemic we are seeing in our children, it might help reduce the burden of allergies, heart diseases and other conditions weighing on the health of our families, too.