The Best Fruit Juice for Baby

Too often drink juice can cause diarrhea. This is cause many juices contain sorbitol, a sugar that is hard to digest. Too much sorbitol can cause the body to draw water from the bloodstream to the intestine to melt the sugar. That’s how the prune juice works, which is high in sorbitol, helps prevent constipation. In addition to plums, apple juice, pears, peaches, and cherries also contain high sorbitol. To make healthier juice, you can use a masticating juicer.

Keep in mind, the juice is not recommended for babies younger than 12 months. For children aged 12 months or more, keep the amount of juice as much as 6 ounces per day. Children aged over 7 years can consume 8-12 ounces of juice per day. As a parent, control the consumption of juice in children regardless of age. In addition to causing abdominal pain, drinking too much juice can damage the child’s appetite for healthy foods, as well as causing damage to the teeth. Basically, children need 2 servings of fruit per day. If one portion of a glass of juice, make sure the other portion is a piece of fresh fruit that will provide fiber and additional nutrients. Add water to make the juice more dilute to make sure the child does not drink too much juice. But in between meal times, you should offer just mineral water instead.

Orange juice contains lower sugar than other juices. In addition, orange juice is also rich in vitamin C and potassium so good for consumption. However, in some cases, the baby’s digestive system can not receive orange juice causing abdominal pain or rash on the skin after consuming it. To anticipate this condition, you should wait until the child is 1 year before finally introduced with orange juice. Some babies and children also have difficulty digesting apple, pear and plum juice because they contain sugar with high fructose and glucose ratio. In small doses, this juice is very effective in treating constipation in infants. But in larger doses, juice can cause anxiety, excess gas production, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort. The safer juice consumed is white grape juice. This juice contains balanced sugar and does not contain sorbitol, so it may be more easily digested and does not cause stomach upset. However, wine contains only a small amount of vitamin C and has a higher sugar than other fruits.


Author: Richard T. Starkey

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