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Research On Fruit Juice Leaves Bitter Taste

Published on May 16 2014 2:38 PM in Drinks

Research On Fruit Juice Leaves Bitter Taste

The UK Government National Diet and Nutrition Survey strongly discourages the consumption of more than one glass of juice per day.  The recent study shows the damaging effects it has: diabetes, obesity and heart disease are all related to drinking the sugar-loaded beverages. It was discovered that boys and girls aged from 11 to 19 typically eat 42% more sugar than they should, and exceed the recommended saturated-fat allowance by 14%. Just 10% of teenage boys and 7% of girls have their five daily portions of fruit and vegetables.    On average, adults only get a third of their five-a-day and exceed the recommended sugar allowance by 10%. The daily sugar limit is disconcertingly exceeded by 34% in children aged 10 and under. This is because of diets that include too much juice and large numbers of fizzy drinks, cereal bars, cakes and biscuits.   The survey concentrated on 4,000 adults and children from 2008 to 2012. It showed that 48% of men and women have higher levels of cholesterol than they should, making them more liable to heart problems and strokes.   Dr. Alison Tedstone is the chief nutritionist at Public Health England, which released the report. She advises that pure fruit juice can be a great way to get in one of the recommended five-a-day, but shouldn't be consumed like water: "It should only be drunk once a day and with a meal because it can be high in sugar," she warned, according to the MailOnline.   © 2014 - European Supermarket Magazine by Peter Donnelly To sign up to ESM’s weekly e-zine newsletter, send an email with the subject: ‘Subscribe ESM news’ to [email protected]

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