By Chioma Obinna
New research has shown that consumption of 100 per cent fruit juice by children aged 2 to 18 years is closely linked to improved nutrient adequacy during their formative years.
In the research titled “A longitudinal study of fruit juice consumption during preschool years and subsequent diet quality and BMI” which was carried out by Boston University and published online in BMC.
Nutrition, researchers found that young children who regularly consumed 100 per cent fruit juice at a young age went on to eat more fruits and vegetables and were more likely to develop healthier diets and eating habits in their teenage years than their peers who drank much less fruit juice when they were younger.
It was found that fruit juice drinking in young children may promote better diet quality and higher intakes of whole fruit.
In Nigeria, one brand that is at the forefront of promoting the nutritional benefits of 100 per cent fruit juice amongst all Nigerians is Chivita 100 per cent. Chivita 100 per cent is a 100 percent fruit juice product renowned for its high quality, nourishing benefits and refreshing taste.
Chivita 100 per cent contains no added sugar, no preservatives, and no artificial colours or artificial flavours.
A 100ml glass of theApple variant contains 99 per cent of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin B1. A 100ml glass of the Chivita 100 percent Orange variant contains 21 percent of the RDA for Vitamin C.
The Chivita 100 per cent variants also contain various quantities of Vitamin B3, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium, key nutrients required for maintaining a healthy life.
It is available in five variants of Orange, Pineapple, Apple, Red Grape and Lychee Blend, and can be enjoyed by consumers who desire healthy nourishment.
The products can be purchased nationwide from shopping malls, supermarkets, shops, neighbourhood stores, and markets across the country.