Sugar Isn’t The Only Thing In Your Kid’s Juicebox You Need To Worry About
When it comes to the kiddos, we've always thought juice was a healthier alternative to pop. We have since discovered that there is pretty much a bunch of sugar in both and neither may be as healthy as just plain water.
Now we discover that sugar isn't the only thing in our kids juicebox that we need to be worried about.
The folks at Consumer Reports say that harmful levels of arsenic, lead, and cadmium are present.
CR tested 45 popular fruit juices sold across the country—including apple, grape, pear, and fruit blends—and found elevated levels of those elements, commonly known as heavy metals, in almost half of them, including juices marketed for children. “In some cases, drinking just 4 ounces a day—or half a cup—is enough to raise concern,” says James Dickerson, Ph.D., CR’s chief scientific officer.