Mango drinks have been a popular form of recreational beverage since forever. The yellow coloured drink stacked up on the shelves of every grocer boasting of all the nutritional values of mango has been quite successful in creating its marked space not only in the markets but also in our homes.
Seemingly less harmful than aerated beverages we let ourselves indulge in these as we think at least these drinks are related to fruits and fruits are synonymous to healthy. What is surprising is how less an average person knows about the real health quotient of these mango drinks! Read about the mango fruit nutrition that these drinks miss out on.
Thus to make you better informed for your health benefit, we are going to tell you how healthy the available mango drinks are. Most popular mango drink brands are Frooti, Mazaa, Slice, Jumpin.
These drinks are not fruit juices; they are fruit drinks which mean they contain fruit pulp (either natural or synthetic), water and sugar. These drinks usually contain way more sugar than the actual fruit. Excess sugar increases our blood sugar level, hence definitely not suitable for consumption by diabetics. Also, this eventually gets stored as excess fat in our cells. The drink also contains a lot of preservatives which are primarily sodium based and excess sodium is really harmful for our body.
The nutritional information of the drinks is mentioned in the table below:
Maaza (100 ml)
Frooti (100 ml)
Slice (100 ml)
Jumpin (100 ml)
As is clear from the data above that these drinks mainly constitute of carbohydrates and sugar, the least sugar content is found in Jumpin which means the calorie count in Jumpin is coming more from carbohydrates which is healthier than from sugar which is unhealthy!
Hence, among the four popular mango drinks- Jumpin is the healthiest available mango drink. A close second is Maaza followed by Frooti. Slice is directly at the bottom of the list due to its really high sugar content. Basically, that means that Slice has more added sugar than mango pulp in their drink, whereas Jumpin, Maaza and Fruit have more mango pulp than sugar. The important thing to note is that the tetra packs of these drinks are available in 200ml quantity, hence one pack of Jumpin will ensure you have packed 116 calories and 23g of sugar in your body. Remember excessive sugar in these mango drinks can make you feel bloated as excessive sugar consumption increases water retention in the body.
Hence, we hope you understand that being healthiest among its peers doesn’t mean much on the complete health scale as when compared to the whole fruit even the healthiest drink falls short of its health factor. When fruits are made into pulp or juice they lose their important fibers and vitamin content, which sometimes is additionally added in to the finished pack, you can check for the added vitamin content in the nutrition label of the pack to be sure of what all it contains and how much health benefits can be reaped from it.Thus wherever possible eat the whole fruit instead of fruit drinks or juices as only then you will be covering all the health bases which the fruit has to offer.