Frequency of fruit juice consumption and association with nutrient intakes among Canadians
Murphy, M. M., Barraj, L. M., Brisbois, T. D., & Duncan, A. M. (2020). Frequency of fruit juice consumption and association with nutrient intakes among Canadians. Nutrition and Health, 26(4), 277-283. doi:10.1177/0260106020944299
Background: In Canada, studies on consumption of 100% fruit juice and nutrient intakes are limited. Aim: This study aimed to evaluate nutrient intakes and adequacy of intake by frequency of fruit juice consumption. Methods: Individuals ≥1 year (n = 34,351) participating in the Canadian Community Health Survey, 2004 with a 24-hour dietary recall and reported usual frequency of fruit juice consumption (assumed to be 100% juice) were categorized by frequency of consumption as <0.5, ≥0.5 to <1.5, or ≥1.5 times/day. Results: More frequent consumption of fruit juice (≥0.5 times/day) was associated with higher intakes of total fruits and vegetables, whole fruits, energy, total sugars, vitamin C and potassium. More frequent consumption of fruit juice was associated with improved intake adequacy of vitamin C for adults. Conclusions: Fruit juice consumption contributes to increased intakes of vitamin C and potassium as well as energy and total sugars, thus presenting a trade-off for consumers to balance.