The “health halo” effect can certainly make foods seem healthier than they are. Fruit? Healthy. Fruit juice? Must be, too. But if the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to make one thing clear, it’s that “healthy” doesn’t apply to fruit juice for children under age 1, according to its latest recommendation.
That’s because fruit juice doesn’t provide these young children with any nutritional benefit, and it could be contributing to rising child obesity rates and dental health concerns. This recommendation marks the first time the AAP has updated its stance since 2001.
Overall, fresh fruit is preferred to fruit […]