Apple juice is the quintessential kid’s drink, right? It turns out that your child’s favorite drink isn’t so healthy.
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There’s been quite a stink lately about apple juice, but it feels like what we’re missing here is the real story about apple juice, and it has nothing to do with arsenic.
A couple months ago, I wrote a story on arsenic in apple juice. This was the gist of it:
While the EPA limits arsenic in our drinking water to 10 parts per billion, recent tests have found the amount of arsenic in apple juice (Mott’s Apple Juice, in particular) to be 55 parts per billion — 5.5 times more than what the EPA will let us drink!
While the EPA limits arsenic in our drinking water to 10 parts per billion, recent tests* have found the amount of arsenic in apple juice (Mott’s Apple Juice, in particular) to be 5.5 parts per billion — 5.5 times more than what the EPA will let us drink! The FDA does not regulate arsenic in juice at all, unfortunately. However, as a result of this finding and recent research it has conducted on food imports in the U.S., Food & Water Watch is pushing the government agency to start doing so.
What do you think, moms and dads? Is a serving of vegetables hidden in sugar water the way to get more veggies into your kids’ diets?
Have you guys seen this new ad for Mott’s apple juice? It features a fresh-faced mom talking about how her kids won’t eat fruit, but it’s alright because she gives them Mott’s apple juice to drink. She tell us that, “Every glass of Mott’s apple juice has two servings of fruit inside. Is it just […]