About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Ban Fruit Juice And Replace It With Milk Or Water, Warn Health Experts

by Sasikala Radhakrishnan on June 27, 2014 at 6:01 PM
Font : A-A+

 Ban Fruit Juice And Replace It With Milk Or Water, Warn Health Experts

Health experts have warned that fruit juice should be banned from the dinner table and replaced with milk or water to protect children.

In a study published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal, experts have advised parents against regular dishing out of sweetened drinks to their children.

Advertisement

They have alluded that fruit juices precipitate sharp rises in obesity rates, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

An average teenager consumes 40% more sugar than acceptable and adults 13% more.

Researchers also labeled orange juice as a potentially dangerous drink that is as bad as sugary, sweetened drinks.
Advertisement

A 250ml serving of orange juice contains 115 calories which is equal to 7 teaspoons of sugar, and a can of regular Coke contains 139 calories.

Some health experts are urging the Government to stop grading juice as one of our 'five-a-day' portions of fruits and vegetables.

Susan Jebb, an expert in diet and population health at Oxford University, has called upon parents to ban all sweetened drinks in favor of water and milk.

Diabetes expert Prof Tom Sanders, King's College London, said: "Kids should get their fluid from drinking water. We need to reintroduce the habit of putting water on the table instead of a fruity beverage.  Don't put pop on the table."

A report calling for a tax on soft drinks is expected to be published by Public Health England tomorrow.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended Reading

This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Ban Fruit Juice And Replace It With Milk Or Water, Warn Health Experts Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests