Telling people about the benefits of juices is almost like teaching them alphabets again. Fruits and juices have been an integral part of both our diet and overall health for literally ages. They were there on our plates much before farming or cultivation was utilized by man when they were solely dependent on wild fruits and the animals they could find naturally occurring in the environment. Much later, in the modern times, when agricultural developments have reached almost its peak, fruits are still there.
They are just irreplaceable with anything else. The reason behind this is the sheer health benefits these fruits and juices bring to us. They are packed with fiber, energy, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and some proteins but are nil in fats. There is seldom a fruit that has fats in its pulp. And even if it does, that is all good heart and brain healthy fats.
But is it still so? Centuries came then went and those wild fruits evolved into present days deliciously tempting fruits; thanks to the agricultural research, crossbreeding and selection of the best breeds.
But with the advent of science in agriculture, horticulture too was subjected to almost indiscriminate use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, other industrial chemicals (used for ripening fruits etc.) and finally genetic mutations. No doubt the fruits grow better in size, appearance and harvest quantity, but they actually brought peril in form of slow poisoning.
Prolonged consumption of these fruits containing residues of these chemicals may result in a wide range of chronic issues like: Premature aging, genetic disorders, impotency, decrease in vitality, deterioration of overall health and even cancer, not to mention both the original taste and antioxidants that were lost in the processing of non-organic fruits. So, what was the solution? Stop consuming fruits? No! Certainly not!
The solution is in Fruits, the fruits that are grown free of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives and other industrial chemicals and are not genetically modified. What’s more, these fruits are cultivated on such lands that are free from residues of these chemicals.
The juices extracted from these organically farmed fruits are known as Organic Fruit Juices. They are the best you can provide yourself and your family with and they are in high demand, for good reason. Even a few decades ago, they were not that much in the news. But now, when people are realizing their benefits, they caught wind of and now they are a common in shopping markets almost everywhere.
Let us learn what makes them different from the conventional fruit juices. But before that, let’s see how they are graded and what makes them so popular:
Certified Organic Fruit Juices: Not all juices that have “Pure Organic Juice” tags on them are really “Organic”. They must be certified for authenticity and grade (stated above) by a recognized certifying agency. There are different agencies, independent or Govt. owned, function in different parts of the world. However, we have managed to list some of the most heard names here. Health Benefits of Organic Fruit Juices: When talking of health benefits, we shall consider only hundred percent organic fruit juices here. Here is a whole list of health benefits:
Organic Fruit Juices are free from the toxic residues of artificial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides that the conventionally grown fruits pick up during cultivation. They are also free from the synthetic colours, flavouring agents, artificial sweeteners, stabilizers and preservatives that are added in non organic fruit juices during processing.
During the process of concentration and the reconstitution of fruit juices, the residual chemicals in conventional fruit juices multiply manifold, for obvious reasons. But in case of Organic Fruit Juices, there is no such threat.
The micronutrients and phytonutrients present in Juices, although reduced considerably, still remain in packaged Organic Fruit Juices after processing. Whereas, they are next to nil in packaged conventional juices. The quality of Juices, in terms of nutrient content, flavour and taste, is far better than those non fruit juices. Another important factor is the presence of antioxidants.
The Fruit Juices are far richer in antioxidants than ordinary fruit juices. These antioxidants can delay aging and also protect us from certain types of cancer. On the contrary, the harmful residues of synthetic substances in ordinary juices can even cause cancer in the long run.•
In case of Organic Fruit Juices, care is taken to ensure the packaging material is also organic to prevent contamination from chemicals and toxins leaching into the juices. On the other hand, the conventional fruit juices are sometimes packed in such packages (metal cans, plastic containers etc.) which themselves prove to be a source of toxins. Metal cans are often sources of lead poisoning.
Certain chemicals dissolve in the acidic juices from the plastic containers too, making the contents not fit for use. Organic Fruit Juices are safest for babies, pregnant women, patients etc. Organic Juices come from original fruits only, i.e. they are not genetically modified or tampered with.
That way, what you get is hundred percent pure. The threat with genetically modified foods is that sometimes these modifications tend to alter the consumer’s genetic structure, thus paving way for possible genetic deformities in future.
Other Benefits of Organic Fruit Juices: Organic Fruit Juices are not only beneficial for our health, but they are very beneficial for our environment too. Right from growing the fruits till packaging the organic juices, the whole process remains environment friendly because, as stated above, no artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives and other industrial chemicals are used on them and they are not genetically modified too.
This means, Organic Juices are no way obstructing the natural processes. They do not pollute environment like conventional crops do and they help keep the original genes of the fruits intact. Our Role: Our role here is to support Organic Fruit Juices for a good cause. They may cost a few bucks more than the ordinary ones, but that is worth when it comes to keeping your health and environment safe.