Australia's fruit juice frenzy

Australians and New Zealanders are the biggest fruit juice drinkers in the world, according to an analysis of sugary drink consumption in 187 countries.

The average daily fruit juice intake in Australia and NZ is 158mL, which is four times the global average of 38mL (see interactive below).

According to the Australian Dietary Guidelines, “consumption of fruit drinks can increase risk of excessive weight gain in both children and adults.”

“Water has an advantage over these drinks, and also over fruit