Are vegetable and fruit juices beneficial for health?

In December 2016, following a controversy over juice consumption, Bernard Lavallée gives the opinion of a nutritionist.

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Juices, all equal?

Read this great article on juices and the continuum of beverages' nutritional value from Science & Fourchette. The author, Annie Ferland, is a nutritionist who explains the science surrounding our diet and invents recipes to enhance the nutritional value of our plate.

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Is fruit juice superfluous?

Published in 2011 by the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (Quebec professional order of dieticians) and the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services in collaboration with Extenso (Nutrition reference centre of Université de Montréal - NUTRIUM), this French-language leaflet reminds us that pure fruit juice, too, should be consumed in moderation. The reason is quite simple: though a source of vitamins and minerals, such juice is also high in natural sugar.

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Lifting the veil off marketing of sugar-sweetened beverage

In 2012, the Weight Coalition, in collaboration with various Canadian partners, produced a four-part document to shed light on how sugar-sweetened beverages are marketed in Canada. The work illustrates, among other things, the tactics used by the large liquid-sugar industry to attract young people and turn them into loyal consumers.

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Sweetened beverages vs. healthy beverages: Taking a close look

Produced in 2012 by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec as support material for the “Sip Smart!” school program, this pamphlet draws a picture of different sugar-sweetened beverages and the recommendations concerning them.

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Soft drinks: refreshing… but at what price?

Produced in 2011 by the Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec and the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, in collaboration with Extenso, this leaflet summarizes the principle reasons for limiting the consumption of soft drinks and diet soda.

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