Snacks On The Go-Juice Boxes

Snacks on the Go —Juice boxes are used to throw in a pool bag, take to the park, or to pack for a picnic. The tough part about juice is:
❌it’s high in sugar
❌many are filled with man made chemicals
❌can fill little stomachs so there isn’t room for more nutritious food.
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Unfortunately, the brands shown above still have chemicals like: HFCS, artificial sweeteners, dyes, artificial flavors and more 👎🏻.
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What’s so bad about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)❓
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1️⃣Many experts state that sugar and HFCS are the key factors in today's obesity epidemic (1).
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2️⃣ HFCS is easily converted to fat. This is because the fructose part is not digested and goes straight to the liver. The liver can convert some to carbs but has limited storage so the rest is converted to fat. This fat accumulation can lead to serious health problems, such as fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes (2)
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3️⃣Several long-term studies have found a link between HFCS intake and cancer risk (2)
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4️⃣Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute did research showing HFCS is directly related to leaky gut. This causes overall body inflammation. Inflammation is the root problem of many of our health problems today. (3)
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Even without those artificial ingredients, the sugar content in juice for kids is high. The American Heart Association says kids should consume fewer than 25g of sugar a day. Juice boxes can have up to 30g of sugar which is over an entire days limit in one little drink! (4)
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👉🏻If you’re looking for a better alternative (besides the best choice...water 😀), Honest kids, Simply Balanced, and Adam & Eve Organic Quenchers don’t have any of the artificial ingredients and are relatively low in sugar.
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1.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15051594/
2.https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/why-high-fructose-corn-syrup-is-bad#section2
3.http://www.chori.org/Principal_Investigators/Shigenaga_Mark_K/shigenaga_overview.html
4.https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sugar/sugar-recommendation-healthy-kids-and-teens-infographic