It’s great to sit back and reflect on your childhood memories: do you remember what you used to drink on a long, hot summers’ day? If you are aged over 35, I bet it was cordial! Speaking from personal experience, we used to have it in our drink bottle at school as well as at afternoon tea and pretty much every time I went to a friends’ house. However, fast-forward to the 21st century and cordial is dying a slow death. This blog will talk about the reason why the Aussie icon is losing its’ popularity and if the disappearance of cordial will make any difference to the health of our children.
Last week, news reports explained that the sales of cordial (during a 12-month period) dropped by just over 5% with the greatest decline in sales in the age group 18-35 years (see article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3524441/Cottee-s-cordial-way-Australians-abandon-iconic-drink.html ). So it seems our young mums aren’t buying cordial for their kids. With best-selling books such as ‘I Quit Sugar’ and ‘Sweet Poison’ preaching how ‘evil’ sugar is, it’s no wonder that cordial sales are on the decline. Cordial is being replaced by plain water – look how much sales of bottled water has escalated – or mums’ are making / buying fresh juices instead as a healthy alternative to cordial. But are fresh juices really healthier?
Well, yes, juices are healthier than cordial if you look at it from a nutritional perspective. Fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals so it’s a great way to get a healthy dose of all the ‘good stuff’ your body needs to function at peak level. While juice may be nutrionally superior, it is not low in sugar…in fact, cordial can sometimes be lower! For example, 1 cup of cordial (made up to 9 parts water to 1 part cordial) has 15g sugar compared to a small Wild Berry Boost juice that contains 32.6g of sugar – WOW! Be aware that there are many artificially sweetened cordials available now and these have zero sugar content, so cordial is not necessarily as evil as you think it might be.
With the wide range of drinks on offer – and a lot of conflicting information in the media – it is difficult to know what is good for you and what isn’t. The Natural Way is here to help you work out the nutritional facts from fiction. Our weight loss program is based on you eating REAL supermarket-available food while being educated ‘good’ and ‘bad’ nutritional choices via our exclusive Healthy Living.
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