Processed fruit drinks
Most people consider fruit juice as healthy. However, fruit juice is full of sugar. It has been suggested by experts that fruit juice has as much sugar and calories as sugary soft drinks. There are small amounts of vitamins and antioxidants that don’t compare to the large amounts of sugar. The fruit drinks are stored for long periods resulting in loss of flavor. The manufacturers add flavor packs to the juice to boost the flavor that was lost.
When you are buying 100% fruit juice, you are not really getting it as a pure juice. Fruit juice lacks a lot of the contents that are in the whole fruit. The juice has important nutrients such as vitamin C, antioxidants, and folate. However, when compared based on calories to the whole fruit, they are nutritionally bad. The fruit juice doesn’t contain fibers and has higher contents of sugar, unlike the whole fruits.
The fruits are supposed to be eaten in their natural ways. If you eat a whole fruit, it will take you a lot of time and effort to chew and swallow them. In addition, the sugar is stuck in the fibrous tissues that break down slowly during the digestion process. Most importantly, it’s not easy to eat many of them as it is difficult but you also get satisfied easily after taking one or two.
When you drink a large glass of fruit juice, it is the same as consuming a number of whole fruits in a short space of time. To make it worse, there is no fiber that you are eating. The sugar quickly gets absorbed and sent to the liver in the same way like when drinking sugar-sweetened drinks. The fructose in the juice is only digested by the liver. Some of the fructose will be changed into fat when in large amounts.