GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012 - (Page 32)

healthy grandkids A whole lot of juicy goodness are fruit and vegetable juices an ideal antidote against the summer heat? A By JanicE WadE-millEr Share this article with your friends. 32 cool glass of good-for-you juice with sweetness and bright color can hit the spot for you and your grandkids while you enjoy your summer activities. Fruit and vegetable juices all claim a long list of health benefits, but can you trust their claims of preventing cancer and providing an energy boost? Can you now remove whole fruits and vegetables from your diet and just drink them instead? Fruit and vegetable juices count toward your 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day recommended by the USDA, and many people choose juices as an easier way to consume that amount. The bad news for you and your grandchildren is that some experts say the worst of these juices are little improved over candy in liquid form. So, which do you choose: whole or juiced fruits and vegetables? Here are two reasons to eat whole fruits and vegetables rather than drinking juices: fiber and sugar. Fiber By drinking the juice only, we are denying ourselves a key nutrient: fiber. The American Dietetic Association recommends that all adults consume 25-38 grams of fiber daily, but almost all fruits and juices contain no fiber. Fiber helps keep our bowel functions regular and assists with weight control by slowing digestion, photo: Š kristian sekulic GRAND JULY AUGUST 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012
Grand View
Safety Buzz for Grandkids
Memories of My Grandparents
Grand Central
From Barbie to Bratz and Beyond: Sex Sells
Easier is Better
Lost & Found
Michael Feuer is at it Again
Elvis Through Lisa Marie's Eyes
Arthur & Carol Kornhaber
Sensational Summer Adventures
Toys 'N Tech
A Whole Lot of Juicy Goodness
Money for Visits
Nursing Homes in Trouble
50 Shades of Grand

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012