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Lemonade and fruit juice contain plenty of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. In terms of the effects on your health these drinks are very similar to sodas. Too much lemonade and fruit juice can increase your risk of weight gain as well as chronic degenerative diseases. If you are craving lemonade try making fresh lemonade. This will be lowest in fructose. If you need to add a sweetener stick with stevia and avoid sugar as well as artificial sweeteners. 5. Sweetened Iced Teas. Sweet teas are another summer staple. However sweet teas are a summer beverage that you should be avoiding. It is a common misconception that sweetened iced teas are healthy for you just because they contain tea. Yes tea can be a great source of antioxidants. However sweet teas contain excessive sugars that are not great for your health. One glass of sweet tea can contain up to 22 percent sugar. With sugar levels this high drinking sweetened iced teas can actually contain twice the amount of sugar as one can of soda.
Guatemala was way ahead of us in that respect. As Guatemala is a country that grows sugar cane and exports sugar it is the common sweetener for this beverage. Horchata could be sweetened with honey agave syrup Stevia or any other sweetener preferred. Rosa de Jamaica or Roselle Hibiscus Beverage This beverage is made from the calyxes of the Hibiscus sabdariffa plant often called Roselle Hibiscus. They are deep red and fleshy when fresh. Once dried the calyxes are packaged and can now be found in many health food stores. In Guatemala these calyxes are called Rosa de Jamaica or Jamaican Rose. The name spoken or written in Guatemala implies either the dried calyxes or the resultant beverage. In Guatemala the roselle hibiscus plant is not grown for the small flowers but for the fleshy calyxes steeped to make the Rosa de Jamaica beverage. The calyxes are high in vitamin C citric acid tartaric acid and malic acid as well as flavonoids such as cyanidin giving them their deep red color.
Mexicans are so eager to buy that they come to the USA looking for products instead of waiting around for someone to call them and sell them something. They visit US trade shows organizations and many companies. I constantly have someone in San Diego visiting from Mexico to speak with me on how they can find products of all kinds to export. Who s looking for new beverages? All convenience stores and supermarkets chains hroughout Mexico. They are looking for beverages to sell in retail stores or to other distributors in Mexico most of the time they will buy truckloads and export them to Mexico themselves handling the shipping imports and tariffs. If you travel through the large supermarkets in Mexico you will see how many US products could be selling in Mexico and are not.