Density of daily activities often make people do not have time to make their own fruit juice drinks. The most practical way to meet the nutritional needs of the fruit is by consuming fruit juice in containers. But not always this way is safe and healthy as bottled beverages often contain harmful chemicals. Therefore, there are some things to consider in choosing a bottled beverage will be consumed.
Here are some practical tips for choosing beverages in packaging:
1. The composition and nutritional value. Do not be lazy to read the packaging of juice you buy. Consider what materials I used the manufacturer, and also peek at the Nutrition Adequacy Score is listed. Nutritional needs of each person is different. Example, women aged 19-29 years, in a day, requiring up to 1900 kcals.
2. Choose which no preservatives. Packaging that allows no use of preservatives is by UHT (ultra high temperature), with aseptic packaging is airtight and light.
UHT packaging in a way, that is heating the fruit juice with a temperature of 120-140 degrees Celsius, function kills bacteria without changing the nutrient content, color and taste of fruit juice. Heating did not stay long, just a few seconds, then immediately cooled fruit juice.
Aseptic packaging of fruit juices that are used to protect from exposure to air and light. Even ultraviolet light can not penetrate the packaging.
3. Does not contain artificial sugar. Fruits contain natural sugar. Fruit juice is not added sugar is the best choice. However, the processed fruit is often not as sweet as expected. So, added sweetener in the form of natural sugar or artificial sugar.
People with diabetes should pay attention to the natural sugars contained in the beverage packaging. When the packaging of fruit juice contains artificial sugar, should also show the threshold and the side effects of these artificial sugars.