Health Alerts - Choose Wisely
MOST OF US HAVE THE IMPRESSION
THAT FRUIT JUICE and YOGHURT are GOOD for YOU
and especially children
THIS IS WHEN WE NEED SOME GUIDELINES.
Under the influence of advertising many of us begin our day with a glass of fruit juice, which is supposedly rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, fruit sugar and other essential nutrients. Only freshly squeezed juices from fruits and vegetables are absolutely healthy beverages. All the others have their good and bad points, so do please be careful what you’re drinking.
I will show you why. Manufacturer's have lots of ways to hide what they do!
Aseptic Juice - Today Tonight Current Affairs
by James Thomas
Even the juice companies admit it. Consumers don't want to drink fresh orange juice that's been heated, chilled and stored for years. But, as we revealed on Monday, they're all putting aseptic juice in their product. Coca Cola's Crusta and GV premium juices use it. National Food's Daily Juice and Australian Fresh. Others use it too but how would you know - it's not labelled.Today Tonight has received a deluge of complaints. This morning, lobbyists spun into action.
Kate Carnell is a former politician turned hired gun for the sellers of aseptic juice."This juice is identical, I suppose, to the juice that is squeezed today."No it's not Kate. The juice that is squeezed today is fresh. Aseptic is old and inferior."Once you heat any orange juice, you are removing a lot of the fresh tasting components of that juice" says George.
George Polymiadis is a food technologist, microbiologist and juice maker. He says aseptic juice is damaged juice. "The vitamin C level is reduced by 50%." But, the industry tells us aseptic processing is good for us. "They heat it very quickly to maintain the nutrients. So they don't add anything to it, no preservatives, no additives, no anything.
So it is in its natural state" says Kate.
Really? That's not what we were told on Monday by the man who used to blend aseptic juice into Australian Fresh and Daily Juice. "Sometimes you put a colour in. We also add a little highlighter to it, to give it more flavour" said the whistleblower. A copy of a flavour label which was allegedly attached to a container addressed to Crusta, owned by Coca Cola was sent to us. The person who sent us this information says she gets sick when she drinks this juice.
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Abundance of fructose not good for the liver, heart
Another reason to avoid foods made with a lot of sugar.
The human body handles glucose and fructose — the most abundant sugars in our diet — in different ways. Virtually every cell in the body can break down glucose for energy. About the only ones that can handle fructose are liver cells. What the liver does with fructose, especially when there is too much in the diet, has potentially dangerous consequences for the liver, the arteries, and the heart.
Fructose, also called fruit sugar, was once a minor part of our diet. In the early 1900s, the average American took in about 15 grams of fructose a day (about half an ounce), most of it from eating fruits and vegetables. Today we average four or five times that amount, almost all of it from the refined sugars used to make breakfast cereals, pastries, sodas, fruit drinks, and other sweet foods and beverages.
Refined sugar, called sucrose, is half glucose and half fructose. High-fructose corn syrup is about 55% fructose and 45% glucose.
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When fructose hits your liver fast and in large amounts (soda and a candy bar) then that can have disastrous consequences… but when it hits your liver slowly and in small amounts
(an apple) then your body can easily take care of the fructose. So it is best to place limitations on the amount of fruit juice we have each day - about 3-4 fluid ounces (90-120 ml). It is best to dilute it with (filtered) water so it is not concentrated if you are not eating.
By Kris Gunnars from Authority Nutrition - An Evidence Based Approach
Food and beverage manufacturers aren’t always honest about what is in their products.The fruit juice you find at the supermarket may not be what you think it is… even if it’s labelled as “100% pure” and “not from concentrate.” After being squeezed from the fruit, the juice is usually stored in massive oxygen-depleted holding tanks for up to a year before it is packaged.
The main problem with this method is that it tends to remove most of the flavor, so the manufacturers need to add so-called “flavor packs” to the juice, to bring back the flavor that was lost during processing.So even if you’re buying the highest quality juices at the supermarket, they are still far from their original state.
Fruit juice is missing a lot of the stuff that makes whole fruit healthy. The main problem is this… fruit juice contains no fiber and is very high in sugar. When we eat whole fruit, it takes significant effort to chew and swallow them. The sugar in them is also bound within fibrous structures that break down slowly during digestion.
Fruit juice contains large amounts of sugar, without any fiber and chewing resistance to limit intake. Studies show that this can lead to severe metabolic problems and serious diseases.
Yogurt: Healthy or Not Healthy?
Take Care. Most yogurts contain lots of sugar OR Aspartame, Nuti-Sweet, Splender.
With the Low Fat Yogurts, they usually add a considerable amount of sugar and fruit
flavors to make them appeal to the taste buds because they don't have the cream
content. The Diet Yogurts always have those artificial sweeteners that are
perilous to our health.
If the yogurt you're buying tastes "really great" possibilities are that they have
used some type of flavor burst synthetically that is designed to have an almost
So join the health revolution and read the labels front and back to
make sure you are getting the real thing.
Greek Yogurt is usually good.
Please be careful what yogurts you are giving to your children
their future health is dependent on your judgement.
Especially babies and toddlers!
They Trust You
Homemade Yogurt is Good for You
Contains good healthy saturated fat with protein and Vit B12,
probiotics for beneficial flora, Cal-Mag-Phos, and benefits to your
immune system. That does not apply to commercial yogurts except the
Plain cultured and Greek yogurts.
Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup
Manufacturers add this man-made ingredient to many Yogurts and Fruit Drinks and Juices - making most of them not so healthy as we think they are. Sad to say and they don't care.