Thursday, January 2, 2014

Juices from concentrates are not safe!!!

Yesterday in the shop I saw a woman with two young kids loading her trolly full of juices from concentrates.. I believe we all know that they aren't the healthiest option.. may be the problem lies in not knowing why. So here are some reasons why you shouldn't use concentrated drinks, especially children! **************************************************************************************** The very act of concentrating anything is to boil it down and evaporate the juice until it reaches a thick, syrupy liquid. The action itself kills any beneficial nutrients because if you heat anything over a certain temperature then the nutrients will start to wane. Heating anything over 120 degrees, what you can typically tolerate sipping, kills the enzymes in the food which are digestible, actually to help itself digest itself and break down. **************************************************************************************** However, if a juice drink from concentrate contains high-fructose corn syrup, the problem is magnified because of the excess sugar that is quickly absorbed into your bloodstream. In turn, the rise in blood sugar triggers the release of insulin into the blood stream. High insulin levels promote the storage of fat as well as increased sense of hunger. Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup is linked to obesity, hyperactive behaviour and increased risk of type-2 diabetes. **************************************************************************************** I think preservatives and colorants impact on humans body is well known to everyone… Imagine all this sugar mixed with preservatives and colorants in one glass…. Yummy or what? If you want to make a difference in your child's development and your own health - you have all the tools and knowledge to do so. **************************************************************************************** Here are 2 recipes I use for my girls: 1... Cut 4-6 apples (depending on your pot size), add cinnamon, cloves, handful of raisins and cook on a very low temperature for about 30-50 min. When done - add fresh mint leaves and leave it to cool down. You can experiment with orange skin and more fruits. 2.... Cut in small pieces all the fruits you have - apples, grapes, oranges, pears, melons - whatever! Add fresh mint leave and raisins for sweeter taste. Pour over water and leave it in the fridge over night. In the morning it will be ready to drink! Yum!

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