Our routine and lifestyles have changed a lot, haven’t they? We constantly find ourselves extremely busy with work and other activities. The world is striding rapidly, but then, isn’t it important to keep pace with this fast-paced world? It is important to take care of your health to keep up with the changing times to ensure that you travel a long way along with the rest of the world.
Eating a balanced diet is very important to remain healthy. A balanced diet contains all the essential nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and hydration. Now the question is, are we getting enough of these essential nutrients through our daily diet? Are we consuming the daily recommended dose of these micronutrients?
Although we are all aware of the facts and figures related to food and health, we are not able to implement them in our lives. Due to the changes in our lifestyle, we have started facing multiple problems which have had their effects on our health. The prime reason for all these being deficiencies of micronutrients.
Iron is one of the vital micronutrients that keeps us active and full of life. Iron is required by our body for the production of hemoglobin and numerous enzymes. It also aids in proper immune function.The average adult male has about 1,000 mg of stored iron (enough for about three years), whereas women on average have only about 300 mg (enough for about six months) (Reference–www.ucsfhealth.org). Deficiency of iron leads to anemia, wherein the hemoglobin count decreases drastically. As a result, the iron stores in the body also get depleted, a condition which is very difficult to repair.
Iron is not something that is synthesized by our body. So it should be absorbed from what we eat. The minimum daily requirement of iron on an average is 18 mg (Reference-https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/). Only about 10 to 30 percent of the iron you consume is absorbed and used by the body. The daily requirement of iron can be satisfied by eating food rich in iron like meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables like, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, sprouts, beetroot, and beans. Consuming food rich in Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron in the body.
Vitamins are also important micronutrients. Vitamin A is required for proper vision and cell growth and Vitamin C helps in fighting diseases. Eggs, butter, milk, carrot, and cereals are rich in Vitamin A. Whereas Vitamin C can be obtained from Kiwi, guava, oranges, spinach, tomatoes etc.
In today’s rushed lifestyle, it is very difficult to make sure that you get enough nutrients to keep you fit and healthy. Many times, we miss our focus on health and we end up gobbling random food items to satisfy our hunger. Although junk food is way tastier than most of the healthy stuff, always remember, these unhealthy fast food doesn’t help you in any way, except for adding empty calories. I myself struggle to keep junk away from my kids. Those creamy donuts, pastries, meat, puffs, chips, cookies all look so tempting. But they should be made a rare treat and not regular.
So how do we ensure that we get the required nutrients even when we are on a hectic schedule? This is when the all new range of super healthy juices from Tropicana comes to our rescue called Tropicana Essentials!! Yes, Tropicana has introduced two new products namely, Tropicana Essentials IRON and Tropicana Essentials FRUIT & VEGGIES, the main aim being to fill the gap of inadequate micro nutrients.
Tropicana Essentials IRON is made from concentrated fruit juices like apple, carrot, mango, orange, pineapple, and banana. And these juices have added nutrients in them like iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. 1 serving (200 ml) of Tropicana Essentials IRON provides 15% RDA of Iron. That is, consuming 1 serve of this juice would satisfy 15% of the estimated daily iron requirement. Or you may even consider taking 1 serve of this juice for your daily iron need as it has iron equivalent to consuming 100g of lettuce, or 100g of mustard leaves or 100g of spinach. Being rich in Iron, Tropicana Essentials IRON helps in keeping the body and mind active.
Tropicana Essentials FRUIT & VEGGIES is made from concentrated fruit juice from apple, carrots, and beetroot, and are fortified with added nutrients. This juice is a rich source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is recommended to consume 5 servings of fruit and veggies per day. Whereas the average intake is only 3.5, creating an average deficiency of 1.5. But 1 serving (200 ml) of Tropicana Essentials FRUIT & VEGGIES is equal to consuming 1 serving of the recommended fruit and veggies intake per day.
So here are a few pointers to help you decide:
- Tropicana Essentials IRON and Tropicana Essentials FRUIT & VEGGIES are 100% preservative free. The special 6 layered tetra pack protection keep the microbes away and thus keeping the juice fresh. The nutrient levels are maintained hroughout shelflife without any loss.
- Tropicana Essentials IRON and Tropicana Essentials FRUIT & VEGGIES do not have any added colors or added sweetners. They have only fruit sugar content.
- Tropicana Essentials IRON and Tropicana Essentials FRUIT & VEGGIES are not recommended for babies below 2 years of age.
- Tropicana Essentials IRON and Tropicana Essentials FRUIT & VEGGIES can in NO way replace your daily intake of fruits or vegetables. You should not consider them as a replacement for daily intake of fresh fruits or vegetables. These fortified juices can definitely add to your daily intake, but do not replace completely for fresh fruits and vegetables.
To wind up, we all know that there is nothing better than having a whole fruit or vegetable. But Tropicana has come up with this idea of super healthy alternatives to help fill the gap of inadequate micronutrients, which otherwise would be left neglected. So it is the best nutrition to help us meet the micronutrient deficiency in this rushed lifestyle. It is an attempt to ensure the right nutrition on the go! They have made these healthy fruits and veggies available in a more convenient and interesting way. And I should say, these healthy juices would be of great help for working moms, multitasking moms and the moms who just don’t have time for themselves, during travelling. It is very difficult to feed the kids while traveling. And the best choice would be to offer a juice; easy to have and no mess at all. So what are you waiting for? Grab a Tropicana Essentials juice and feel refreshed with an active body and mind!!