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Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely!

Milk and water are the only fluids kids need to drink.
Juice, soda, sugared drinks of any type only introduce empty calories. "no sugar added" fruit juice is a food industry trick because all juices have their own sugars. 8 oz of orange juice has the equivalent of nearly 8 tsp of sugar! a 12 oz soda has nearly 10 tsp of sugar. High fructose corn syrup is particularly unhealthy.

In brief: Absolutely!

Milk and water are the only fluids kids need to drink.
Juice, soda, sugared drinks of any type only introduce empty calories. "no sugar added" fruit juice is a food industry trick because all juices have their own sugars. 8 oz of orange juice has the equivalent of nearly 8 tsp of sugar! a 12 oz soda has nearly 10 tsp of sugar. High fructose corn syrup is particularly unhealthy.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Honestly stay away from juice.
Let your child eat a piece of fruit and drink a glass of water rather than having the fruit juice. Your child will get all the fiber and vitamins and benefits of the fruit that way. Fruit juice offers very little.

In brief: Yes

Honestly stay away from juice.
Let your child eat a piece of fruit and drink a glass of water rather than having the fruit juice. Your child will get all the fiber and vitamins and benefits of the fruit that way. Fruit juice offers very little.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: In a word

Yes. Water is still the best drink.

In brief: In a word

Yes. Water is still the best drink.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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