By Dale Mazer, M.D., M.P.H.

Lighten Up the Juice!

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Grape, prune and other dark colored juices may decrease kids’ ability to absorb iron, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cornell University. Although the study was done only on intestinal cells, not on whole humans, it shows that cells are better able to absorb iron, an important compound for healthy blood, when exposed to light colored juices instead.


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