Which Is Better – Fruit or Fruit Juice
Winters mean a lot of citrus fruits and extra efforts to prepare juices. There is no doubt that Fruit Juice is better than soft drinks and alcohol, but the question here is; what kind of Fruit Juice – Packaged or Fresh ?
Let’s talk about Packaged Juice first. Packaged Juice may be juices with added sugar or without sugar. Real and Tropicana are famous packaged fruit juice loaded with sugar(read enemy of health). Real active does not contain sugar.
Don’t go on Miss Basu’s svelte figure, apni akal lagaao 😛 ! Packaged juice is bad whether with sugar or without sugar. Why ? Read this news –
This announcement came a couple of days after 21st Century Business Herald, a Chinese newspaper, published an in-depth exposé implicating three of China’s biggest juice-makers for buying rancid or premature fruit and processing it into juice or juice concentrate. A disappointing harvest this year caused a scarcity of fruit for juice, as “good” fruit went to the fruit retail market.
Frankly speaking, it is a well known fact that most of the packaged juices are prepared from spoilt fruits. Let’s talk about Fresh Fruit Juice now which means the trending cold pressed juices too.
The question arises Which Is Better – Fruit or Fruit Juice?
Fruits contain dietary fiber, which adds bulk to the stool. Fiber is either low or absent in Fruit Juice. While preparing juice, fiber is lost. Why ? This is because the fruit skin and majority of fruit pulp are thrown out when juice is prepared.
The fruit skin provides nourishment to body and lowers the risk of cancer. Fruit pulp contains many vital nutrients which are destroyed while juicing. For instance, orange pulp contains vitamin C, most of which is lost when pulp is removed.
Fruit juice can elevate blood sugar more quickly and also cause gastric problems.
No matter how fruit juice is prepared, the nutrients reach you fully only through the whole fruit!
So what do you say? Which Is Better – Fruit or Fruit Juice?
As far as we are concerned, we plan to enjoy our fresh crunchy fruits instead of gulping down the sugar laden glass of juice, atleast till the time we have our teeth healthy enough to chew and relish the crunchiness.
Happy Eating Fruits 🙂