We Asked Five Experts: Should I Let My Kids Drink Juice?

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 Alexandra Hansen 

Most parents will tell you their kids love juice. It tastes good, often comes in convenient and child-friendly packaging, and seems much healthier than soft drinks, sports drinks or other sweet beverages. It comes from fruit, after all. But we also know it’s high in sugar, and so can contribute to obesity and dental problems.

We asked five experts in nutrition, dietetics, medicine and dentistry whether or not we should let our kids drink juice:

Four out of five experts said no

Here are their detailed responses:

If you have a question you’d like posed to Five Experts, email your suggestion to: alexandra.hansen@theconversation.edu.au

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article here. The author Alexandra Hansen is with The Australia India Institute at The University of Melbourne.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Epoch Times.



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