National Nutrition Month (NNM) is an annual campaign during the month of March created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. NNM was established to highlight the importance of making informed food choices, creating healthy eating habits and being physically active on a regular basis. This year’s theme, Celebrate A World of Flavors, seeks to highlight the variety of cultures and cuisines which make American unique and a melting pot of flavors. In honor of NNM, JPA is celebrating 100% juice, its nutritional benefits, its versatility and its variety of colors and tastes.
Consider that 100% juice can help increase total fruit and vegetable intake and research shows can help improve overall diet quality and may even help protect against heart disease and urinary tract infections. A nutrient-dense beverage, 100% juice contains, essential vitamins and minerals as well as loads of bioactives, which have been shown to have a positive effect on health. For all these reasons, 100% juice, in appropriate amounts, can easily be a daily part of a healthy diet.
We know 100% juice is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle, but did you know that juice can be more than just a drink? Make 100% fruit juice do double duty by creating flavorful marinades, sauces, and salad dressings! Convenient and full of nutrients, 100% juice can bring almost any dish to a new level! Do you want to know what else juice can do? Check out these tips below to explore its many uses.
- Juice Adds Flavor
Juice is the perfect way to add flavor. Try adding grape juice to salad dressings or cranberry juice to sauces. Each variety of juice can give your recipe a new kick!
- Juice Lightens Up Salad Dressings
Have you ever thought about replacing half the oil in your favorite salad dressing with 100% juice? You’ll add a new flavor and lighten your recipe up at the same time!
- Juice Stretches Your Dollars
If you’re looking for ways to save money, 100% juice can help! Extend the life of bottled sauces and marinades by whisking grape juice or apple juice into smokey barbeque sauce, adding pineapple juice to Asian marinades, or mixing orange juice into mojo marinade.
Ready to take your recipes to the next level? These Pineapple Fried Rice Veggie Bowls are the perfect way to elevate your spring and summer barbeques.
Celebrate A World of Flavors with 100% juice. It comes in a variety of colors and flavors to suite any taste like citrus, berry, apple, cranberry and juice blends.