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Fruit Juice- An exposé

Tanuja Sodhi
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Fruit Juice An expos

Mom, should I eat or drink my fruit? - Isn't it time to know the facts around the perennial question; if having fruit juice is the same as eating the fruit.

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Vijayanthi siva

| Oct 16, 2017

what juice can i give to 8 months old baby

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Neha Aggarwal

| Jun 05, 2015

good to know that v should give something as snacks with juices. nd true v shouldn't gv tetra packed juices as they r very harmful

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Kaveri Priyanka

| Jun 01, 2015

Great article indeed...

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| Aug 09, 2013

Yup... That is true... A whole fruit is always better than the juices...

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Anupama Gujadhur

| Jun 12, 2013

To add up to the richness of fruits you can also make smoothies..... especially with berries.

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| Jun 06, 2013

Very useful article. Also if at all you serve the juice, make sure it is freshly prepared to gain maximum benefit. The moment you juice a fruit or vegetable, it starts to oxidize. You just exposed all that juice, once safely protected by rind or skin, to the air! Air and juice don’t mix! Even in a refrigerator. So don’t juice it unless you can drink it almost immediately. If you have to , you can drink it maybe 45 minutes or a little more later. You will notice that it tastes a lot better right out of the juicer - before oxidation not only destroys a lot of the nutrition, but the taste as well.

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Tanuja Sodhi

| Jun 01, 2013

As Ishta has rightly said, an occasional cup of home-squeezed juice is a better option than packaged juices. But there is nothing to beat the nutrients in a whole fruit.

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| May 31, 2013

home made juices r always a far better option then packeged ones. Stil it cannot compete with whole fruit on any grounds.

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| May 30, 2013

Can home made juice be given rather than packed ones?

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Arati Joshi

| May 30, 2013

This bit of info is definitely an eyeopener to many. Undoubtedly, not jus give our kids but v too intake excessive quantities of fruit juices, natural or processed,unknowingly which definitely interrupt wd our system.. thanks Tanuja for sharing all of that .

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| May 21, 2013

Thanks for sharing your analysis. I agree too. Reading up the nutritive info on those shiny Tetrapacks further unveils that "No preservatives" is just a technically modified gimmick. The packaged juice manuf also add artifical sugars, over and above the natural fruit sugar. Milk (just cold, and in other derivatives, included with cereal)and homemade options like lemonade (and its variants with jeera, mint) are better options. Carefully washed fruits, should be eaten raw, to have their best.

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Neetu Ralhan

| May 20, 2013

something I have always wanted to know,thanks.. !

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| May 16, 2013

An expose indeed! All parents should know these facts. Thank you Tanuja!

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Shikha Batra

| May 15, 2013

Mostly parents tend to give juice as an alternative for food if d child resists to have it. Juices can never be solution rather these lead to a problem itself if not consumed in moderate quantities by any age group espc kids. Fresh juices could pose a serious health problem if one fails to check d hygiene n d quality of materials used. During summers sugarcane juice is a hit amongst all age grps bcos of its taste n rejuvenating feeling. But wat most ppl don't know is it can lead to diarrhea n other serious health related problems. So wat pleases eye n tongue might not be pleasing to one's health. I completely agree with TAnuja that parents need to follow these recommendations while giving juices to their children.

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