Sunday, 25 January 2015

[www.keralites.net] How your glass of 'pure orange juice' could be TWO YEARS old.:-

 

HOW FRESH IS YOUR 'PURE' ORANGE JUICE?
To slow down decomposition, the big manufacturers give orange juice a 30-second blast of heat at temperatures of up to 95c, and then bubble nitrogen through it to displace any oxygen.
Once treated in this way, it is fed in to huge cold-storage tanks, some containing the equivalent of 40 million one-litre cartons.
While suppliers aim to shift all their orange juice as quickly as possible, it can be stored like this for up to two years without perishing. That's hardly 'fresh' — but the real worry is the high levels of fructose or 'fruit sugar' contained in all types of orange juice, whether freshly squeezed or not.

 
All fructose is metabolised by the liver, so an excess of it contributes to an increase in visceral fat (the kind of fat you find around the vital organs). As a result, heavy fructose consumption can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, obesity, cardiovascular damage and even liver cancer.
The British Dietetic Association says that, because of its high fructose levels, we should drink only one 150 ml glass of fruit juice a day
 
Moreover, the damage caused by fructose is very hard to spot, mainly because those suffering from it tend not to look fat.
Increasing fruit juice and smoothie sales, together with the inclusion of fructose as a sweetener in many processed foods, mean that we now consume around three times more fructose than we did 15 years ago, and many believe this is a public health crisis in the making.
So, how much is too much? The British Dietetic Association says that, because of its high fructose levels, we should drink only one 150 ml glass of fruit juice a day.

 

 
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