B Natural Litchi contains water, litchi pulp, sugar, acidity regulator, stabiliser and antioxidant.
Beverages like these often deceive customers into thinking that they are better than carbonated beverages but in reality they are loaded with sugar and contain as much or more sugar than carbonated beverages.
This product contains 11 gm of added sugar and 2.8 gm of natural fruit sugars in it. It cannot be recommended for healthy people except in very small quantities because of low nutritional value and high sugar content. It must be completely avoided by diabetics and by obese people as it may be unsafe for them.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The product is too sugary and not recommended for those who want to lead a healthy lifestyle.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
B Natural Litchi is a very high sugar drink which can not be considered wholesome or healthy for anyone.
Ingredients of concern in B Natural Litchi
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
Litchi Pulp (20%)
Stabilizer (INS 440)
Acidity Regulator (INS 296)
Antioxidant (INS 300)
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