years onwards semi-skimmed milk can
be introduced gradually. Skimmed and JUsT JUICE? NOPE!
1% milks are not suitable for children until
they are at least five years old because It might be water based, but
they have less vitamin A and are lower in the so-called water in the
calories. ‘this water’ brand can have
Fruit juices and smoothies may contain 42g of sugar per 100ml
pureed fruit, which adds fibre and can also (depending on the flavour).
count towards your 5-a-day. One 150ml Useful for treating a hypo,
glass of fruit juice counts as one portion, but not for daily drinking if
and smoothies that contain at least 150ml you have diabetes. It pays
of fruit juice and 80g crushed/pulped fruit to read the labels and see
count as two portions. Because fruit beyond the marketing.
juices and smoothies contain sugar (and
therefore calories) and can be acidic, they
can potentially harm teeth.
As we know, soft drinks usually market, with carbonates representing benefit too.
contain sugar, which adds to your calorie 43.9% of all soft drink sales, so there And now, with even water being
intake and can potentially damage teeth seems little sign of this slowing down. remarketed with added sugars, you need
if the drinks are consumed frequently. For Being diabetic means often having to to be on your guard even when it comes
anyone, let along a diabetic, it’s a good say not to stuff -- the fact that you have to the H2O you imbibe. Check the labels,
idea to limit consumption of standard to say no sometimes makes these things but keep drinking. Hydration is a vital part
sugar containing soft drinks. However, the more desirable, but if you can wean of overall health.
soft drink market in the UK is now worth yourself from hankering after drinks in
a whopping £117.2m and is growing at soda cans, you would be doing yourself Health and Performance Research
10% per year. Adult soft drinks are the a big favour, and not just in terms of your Study by Vielife, Harvard Medical School
fastest growing sector of the carbonates blood sugar levels, your entire digestive and Institute for Health & Productivity
system, starting with your teeth, would Management 2005.
A few new options in bottled beverages. Lull is a lightly sparkling fruit and botanical
drink with only 43 calories per bottle, 4.1g of carbohydrate (of which sugars 4.1g).
Each bottle of contains 2000mg of botanical extracts blended to soothe mind and
body. It’s 100% natural with no added anything. It’s a slow burn GI and is therefore
diabetic friendly. £1.90 per 250ml. Qcumber is inspired by the idyll of an English
summer and blends natural cucumber essence and sparkling spring water for a
fresh flavour. Free from artificial nasties it contains 67 calories per 250ml. £2.60p
per 750ml. Coyo, a new coconut milk in five flavours is made from the white
flesh of coconut, has no added sugar, preservatives or additives. It contains 150
calories and about 5g of carb per 100g and dairy, lactose and gluten free. Made
with natural aloe ferox, a wild variety of aloe with twice the potency of aloe vera,
the What’s This? range boasts benefits of being anti-aging, reducing risk of heart
disease, cleansing the digestive system and detoxifying the body. £2.75 for 330ml. 1. Lull