But nutritionists contradict the belief and claim that eating whole fruits is far much beneficial and healthy than drinking fruit juices.
Here is why the experts say so…
When we make a juice by squeezing whole fruits, most of its nutritious components such as fiber and the water-soluble vitamins are lost during the process.
Not only that, though the attractive fruit juice cartons displayed in supermarkets claim to be 100% fruit juices, but in fact they contain only a small percentage of real fruit juice. Majority of the ingredients of these self-proclaimed real fruit juices are added sweeteners such as sucrose or high fructose corn syrup that are high in calories and so lack actual nutrition.
Eating fruits has many benefits such as:
- Fruits are the best source of the natural sugar needed for energy
- Fruits are rich in fiber, which is necessary for optimum digestion.
- Fruits are full of vitamins
- Fruits have high amount of anti-oxidants
- Fruit is easier to digest than grains
- Fruits contain an abundance of pure water
Various studies have proved that people who eat lots of fruits live longer and have a lower risk of dying from disease such as stroke, and heart disease, than those who eat fruits less than once a day.