DS gets juice on rare occasions, always mixed with at least 1/2 as much water. He does have a fondness for the smoothies his sister makes, though (frozen fruit, bit of juice, water, sometimes yogurt).
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3/31/09 at 3:39pm
|They (parents) just don't realize that fruit juices can devastate their child's health due to the high levels of fructose (fruit sugar) present. If you are not aware of the dangers of fructose please review the links below.
However, the damage from fructose is greatly lowered if it is consumed with the whole fruit. When it is removed from the beneficial fiber in the fruit, one's blood sugar rapidly rises and this causes a major increase in insulin levels that appears to be one of the major factors for children requiring glasses.
So if you know anyone who is feeding their kids fruit juice please lovingly try to share with them this information so their children don't have to suffer from the enormous inconvenience of having to wear glasses or contacts their entire life.