According to nutritionists, people who drink juices, even fruit juices, are more likely to develop obesity and type 2 diabetes. According to them, the consumption of these drinks is the most common cause of obesity, after eating sweets.
“For someone who is used to drinking 2.5 liters of juice a day, it is like giving them a quarter of a kilo of sugar with a teaspoon. Simona Tivadar, who specializes in diabetes and clinical nutrition diseases, told MEDIAFAX, 100 milliliters of this liquid we have 10 grams of sugar. .
Doctors say that consuming such sugary drinks in children also boosts fat cells that cause obesity and even diabetes.
“Giving children such drinks is really irresponsible. I saw babies with a bottle of juice. In a fresh orange, that is 500 grams of fruit, we have 40 grams of carbohydrates, which is equivalent to four slices of bread. Unfortunately, people do not consider that Fruit drink is a form of sugar. Fruits are bags of sugar. And Simona Tivadar added that smoothies should be a random consumption.”
Recent studies show that Romania ranks second in Europe in the most cases of childhood obesity. Specialists claim that it is also due to the fact that Romania lacks nutritious education.
“Juices have to be consumed by chance. Our situation is tragic, in Romania we experienced a boom, after 1989, we wanted to taste all juices. We are second in Europe for childhood obesity, and this phenomenon exploded after the revolution when people rushed to any beautiful packaging. The doctor also announced that “The dose is poisonous” in everything that has been said and is still valid.
“Diabetes affects 11.6% of the adult population in Romania, or 1.8 million people,” Dr. Cristian Seravinchino, president of the Romanian Society of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, told MEDIAFAX.
Dr. Seravinchino’s statement is based on a 2013 study (Predator) which showed that 11.6% of the adult population, aged 20-79 years, in our country have diabetes, given that the European rate is 8%.
“The problem is that we don’t know them all, we say that for a known patient with diabetes, there is at least one unknown. Now, we have more than 700,000 patients receiving prescriptions that are reimbursed by the insurance house,” physician Christian Seranvincino told MEDIAFAX.
In Romania, the market for non-alcoholic beverages (carbonated and natural juices) is worth more than 4.1 billion lei annually, with 1.6 billion liters sold, according to data provided by one of the largest competitors.
A study conducted by researchers at Tufts University and published in October 2015 in the journal Circulation claimed that 184,000 adults die every year worldwide due to excessive consumption of sugary drinks. The study authors note that in 2010 alone, sugary drinks caused the deaths of 6,450 people with cancer, 45,000 with cardiovascular disease, and 133,000 with diabetes.