‘Go for fruit juice when you miss break­fast’

The Punch - - AM BUSINESS - Tare Youdouwei

Ahealth and fit­ness ex­pert, Dr Bisi Abi­ola, has rec­om­mended fruit juice for pro­fes­sion­als who are de­nied the op­por­tu­nity of reg­u­lar break­fast as a re­sult of tight job sched­ules.

Abi­ola dur­ing the Novem­ber edi­tion of her monthly dis­course on the health ben­e­fits of fruit juice held on Fri­day noted that adding fruit juice to the break­fast gives in­di­vid­u­als who are of­ten too busy to eat reg­u­larly the needed nour­ish­ment to start off their daily ac­tiv­i­ties.

“The con­se­quence of our mod­ern life­style has forced many peo­ple to re­sort to un­healthy life­style and feed­ing habits, which are now fre­quently linked to the de­vel­op­ment of an in­creas­ing num­ber of dis­eases like os­teo­poro­sis, high blood pres­sure, high choles­terol, res­pi­ra­tory in­fec­tion, obe­sity, asthma, cancer, car­dio­vas­cu­lar disease, di­a­betes, stroke and thy­roid.

“In most homes, both par­ents have jobs, whether work­ing for some­one else or self-em­ployed, leav­ing lit­tle or no time to cook. So, the norm is a grab-on-thego meal or go­ing with­out break­fast. One of the things that come handy in this sit­u­a­tion is fruit juice,” Abi­ola said.

Abi­ola said pure fruit juice could also be taken as a source of en­ergy dur­ing pro­longed meet­ings and in­ten­sive fit­ness ses­sions.

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