• Provides a concentrated form of fruits and vegetables.


  • Juicing removes pulp and fiber.
  • Juices can be high in calories.


Fruit and vegetable juices are one way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet as well as keep your  body hydrated. They provide fluids as well as all the nutrients of the fruits and vegetables they were made from.  Hawever, if you are watching your clories, juice may not be your best choice. Despite the nutrition in every glass, the calories from the natural fruit suggar can add up quickly. In addition, the fiber of the fresh fruit and/or vegetable makes the whole foods more filling and satisfying than the juice. For example, one fresh orange has about 60 calories and 3 g of fiber. One cup of fresh orange juice has about 110 calories and less than 1 g of fiber.


Fruit juice should not be given to infants under 6 months according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Juice, while rich in some nutrients, does not have the important nutrients that breast milk or infant formula have. If a baby drinks juice instead of milk, it would be difficult to get the nutrients necessary for growth and development. And drinking a bottle of juice is filling, so the baby won't want to drinks milk. In addition, drinking lots of juice can lead to diarrhea, poor weight gain, and tooth decay, As children grow, the same can be true. While the sweet taste of juice is appealing to kids, it should not  replace more nutritious foods in their diet. Children should be encouraed to eat whole fruits instead.