IN today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it has become difficult to stay healthy. Long working hours, relentless traffic, unhealthy food, even beverage choices now lean more towards conveniently available but sugar-laden softdrinks.
According to research, the percentage of Filipino households who do not fulfill their dietary energy requirements continues to increase. The Food Consumption Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology in 2013, for example, reveals that 69.3% of Filipinos failed to fulfill their dietary energy requirements. This figure is higher by 2.4% from the result of the previous survey conducted in 2018 by the same agency.
Research also shows that Filipinos are able to meet only 39% of the daily 400 grams² of their fruit and vegetable requirements as recommended by the World Health Organization, thus raising their risk of developing lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disorders.
The good news is that there are now alternatives to eating fruits and vegetables to augment one’s intake of such—100% fruit juices, such as Welch’s 100% grape juice. An 8 oz. serving of Welch’s 100% grape juice is equivalent to a whole cup of fruit and contains essential vitamins and minerals needed by the body to function well and prevent many chronic diseases. A total of 40 Concord grapes go into each 8oz. glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice.
Drinking grape juice particularly provides more plant nutrients called polyphenols than eating grapes because making pure grape juice involves crushing grapes, including the seeds and dark purple skin, a process that releases more polyphenols. Polyphenols, which can be found in dark purple fruits, help promote good overall health and support a healthy heart in particular. Each 8oz. glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice contains 250mg. of polyphenols and is high in Vitamin C.
Pure fruit juice also only uses naturally occurring fruit sugars and contains no added sugar.
Welch’s advocates better nutritional choices for Filipino families by providing more than just 100% grape juice but also other healthy juice options that are refreshing to the palate and good for the body.
“At Welch’s, we value what’s real, we value family, we value health and wellness. For over 140 years, Welch’s has been providing families around the world with products that bring a happy balance of goodness and deliciousness,” says Erika Rodriguez, vice president for marketing of Welch’s Philippines.
Welch’s juice drinks are available in retail outlets nationwide.