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Why is fruit juice not a substitute for whole fruit?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics

According to the USDA MyPlate guidelines, 100% fruit juice can be counted as a serving of fruit. However, it’s not recommended to get all of your fruit servings from fruit juice. While it might provide a more concentrated source of some nutrients such as vitamin C, fruit juice pales in comparison to whole fruit for fiber content and satiety. Fruit juice is also a very concentrated source of calories so drink it in moderation. 

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