As more and more Americans get serious about healthy eating, many of them are moving away from sugary drinks and caffeine and looking to juices to quench their thirst.
The facts don’t lie. In 2015, Americans consumed 6.6 gallons of juices per capita. According to MyPlate.gov, one four-ounce serving of 100 percent fruit juice is equivalent to one serving of fruit and pure fruit juices are filled with the same nutrients found in whole fruit.
If that isn’t enough to highlight the benefits of drinking juice, consider these facts:
- The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend several cups of fruits and vegetables per day, but roughly 70 percent of Americans don’t meet those recommendations.
- Those same guidelines state that an intake of at least 2.5 cups of fruits and vegetables per day is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, including stroke and heart attack.
- A 100 mL serving of 100 percent orange juice contains just 47 calories as w