Parents: Can the Juice!

Pediatricians report that too much of a good thing can prevent children under age two from growing

Except for mother's milk, no drink boasts a more wholesome reputation for youngsters than fruit juice. Full of vitamin C, it contains no fat, and kids ) just lap it up. In fact, by age five, the average American child guzzles 9 gal. a year of the sweet-tasting stuff, most of it apple juice. But new evidence indicates that for babies less than 24 months old, consuming large quantities can actually prove harmful. The liquid fills their tiny stomachs and ruins their appetite for foods that contain nutrients and calories they need. According to a study published in the March issue...

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