We all know that eating fruit is good for us, but what about fruit juice? By fruit juice I mean 100% juice not a fruit drink which will contain added sugars.
A small glass (150mls) of fruit juice can count as one of your ‘five a day’ and it seems that most people don’t replace fruit with fruit juice which is important as fruit juice lacks fibre.
Fruit juice helps contribute Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate and phytonutrients – it can also play an important role in increasing the body’s absorption of Iron when drinking it with an Iron containing meal.
However, all fermentable sugars have the potential to cause dental caries and some fruit juices are particularly acidic. It is recommended that fruit juice should be taken at meal times only, and not drunk too late at night or too close to tooth brushing. Fruit juice should be diluted with water for children, and for adults if not diluting it is a good idea to swill your mouth with water to reduce damage to the teeth.
For more information visit: https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/FruitVeg.pdf