Parents have been saying it to their kids for generations: “Drink your juice!”
Pediatricians are now saying that you should limit the amount of fruit juice that your kids drink, especially for those with excessive weight gain, because of the high sugar and calorie content.
The Academy of Pediatrics are now suggesting that children under 1 shouldn’t drink juice unless it’s used to manage constipation. It’s also suggested that you stick to four ounces of juice for ages 1 to 3, six ounces for ages 4 to 6, and eight ounces for ages 7 and up.
Instead of pre-packaged fruit drinks, it’s suggested that you replace those servings with real, fresh fruit.