The rise of fruit juice packaging from the factory in the market to make a lot of consumers choose to buy and consume it with more practical reason. But whether drinking that fruit juice can be healthy and have the same benefits as we drink fresh fruit juice?
“Packaging juice can last a long time, but it takes a process. The natural vitamins and fibers in them can be damaged. The original fruit is processed, phytochemical also lost,” explained Clinical Nutrition Specialist Dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono MSc Ms. SpGK, as reported by page okezone.com, Thursday (13/7/2017).
So even though it is written on the label that there is a content of vitamins and fiber, but most likely everything is damaged in the process of manufacture and preservation.
If even given an additional by the factory, then certainly not a natural content. The benefits are certainly not the same as the original fruit that processed itself into juice and immediately drunk.
Doctor Fiastuti also suggested that when processing juice with a juicer, beneficial fiber should not be thrown away. Precisely the fiber is needed by the body for the process of digestion.
“The right one is to drink the juice that is blended and immediately drunk when freshly processed. Fiber can be obtained, as well as vitamins and minerals,” she said.
Packaging juice has even got the addition of artificial sweeteners that make it taste much sweeter than fresh fruit juice. This can also increase blood sugar levels, and not recommended for diabetics.