Are good the juices to satiate the appetite?

The juices are the product of the extraction of the liquid of the foods with which they are preparations, process by which great part of the fiber of these is rejected. A priori, the juices are not a good product to satiate the appetite, since by his liquid state they remain very just a short time in the stomach, and therefore the fullness sensation is very short. On the other hand, it is possible to comment that the industrial juices contain great amounts of added sugar. Around about 24 sugar g comprise of a glass of industrial juice or brick of juice, both of about 200 ml

Nevertheless, this question was centered in the juice consumption of industrial tomato and its capacity to satiate and its benefits for the health.

In the case of the juice of industrial tomato, when being a juice preparation with a low sugar product, this product must not have great amounts of simple sugars, reason why its caloric contribution would not have either to be very high. In the case of our data base of food composition we found that a tomato juice glass contains the following nutrients:


Energy (kcal) Carbohydrates (g) Sugars (g) Proteins (g) Lipids (g) AGS (g) AGM (g) AGP (g) Cholesterol (mg) Fiber (g) Vitamin C (mg) Calcium (mg) Sodium (mg) Iron (mg)
46 9 7 1.4 0 0 0 0 0 1 42 12 462 1.68

As it is possible to be observed in the previous table, the contribution of calories of a tomato juice glass is not very high, and the amount of vitamin C, although surely it is added vitamin C, is significant. In addition, its high antioxidant content is very interesting, as for example the one of the lycopene, or pigment that confers its red color to him. However, the amount of sugar is not zero, since about 7 sugar g are equivalent to I sobremention of cafeteria sugar.

In the case of the tomato juice, in spite of being industrialist, if that we considered that one is a good product to take between hours. Finally, it is possible to emphasize that always he is better to take the whole food, this way we already assured the content fiber and vitamins of the food. In its defect, the juice or the liquefied one is much more recommendable to prepare we ourself at home.