Most of the health conscious people now a days choose packed  fruit juices over a soda or coffee because they find it really convenient and time saving to purchase these really attractive tetra packs of a wide variety of fruit/vegetable juices. But these packaged fruit juice are not good for our health, instead of benefitting they can cause health ailments.

The packaged fruit juices have a shelf life of 6 months or upto a year due  to the method of packaging and the heat treatment they undergo.A lot of the nutritional value of the juices comes down due to the heat treatment and use of chemicals that makes sure the juices last for long.

The taste and quality of these fruit juices are standardized by use of artificial flavors.  adding of sugar and flavor to maintain taste that is disturbed because of preservatives or de-oxygen treatment.

Packed fruit juices really effect people who are diabetic.packaged juices can cause great damage to their health. Even artificial sweetness or any kind of sugar is not beneficial for people who are up to weight control program and are worried for calories.

These juices contain good amount of calorie whereas juices made at home which is directly taken from juicer without sugar contains hardly 50 calories or no calories. The packaged juices contain artificial sweeteners that increase the calorie intake that’s why we should prefer fresh fruit juices instead of packed fruit juices.

FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

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