What kind of juices are recommended for children?

Within the children's nutritional pyramid, a minimum intake of processed foods is recommended; This section includes artificial or tetrabrick juices. Whenever possible, fresh, seasonal and locally sourced foods should be ingested. You should preferably choose plant foods, vegetables, fruits, cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds. We must stimulate the consumption of water instead of sugary drinks with high caloric content, which also contribute greatly to the development of obesity.

We must worry that children have a good breakfast, including dairy, cereals and fruits. Fruits, natural or in juice. We should not add sugar or too little if the child asks for it, just to remove the acidity because the juice itself is usually sweet enough. Orange juice is the best tolerated, especially without removing the pulp, since it is the part that contains more fiber although there are many children who prefer to eliminate it. Fruits and fruit juices are high in micronutrients, fiber and water, as well as low in calories and fat. They provide vitamins A, C, B, E, folic acid and other important elements for our body. Tetrabrick-type fruit substitutes have a high energy content, but poor nutritional quality.

Dr. Joseph Perez. Clinical Hospital of Z Rehab Center

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