Most Canadians would like to change their drinking habits and include more natural options
Half of Canadians drink juice when fruit is not available
TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Most Canadians want to be healthier and many actively seek out foods and beverages that help them do that, according to the results of a recent Leger survey*. The survey found that an overwhelming 93 per cent of Canadians want to live a healthier lifestyle. Of those surveyed, 96 per cent said their emotional quality of life was important to them and 92 per cent said their physical health was important with women being even more likely than men to think that. Part of that dedication to healthier living starts with changing beverage choices from sugar-filled, carbonated soft drinks to natural options like no sugar-added juice. The survey revealed that 54 per cent of consumers agreed that they would like to change their drinking habits to more natural options, such as fresh juice. In Québec, it was 62 per cent of consumers. For most adults when it comes to what to drink, after water, Canada's Food Guide recommends several healthy options including 100% juice. "100% pomegranate juice can be part of a healthy diet," said registered dietitian Abby Langer. "Pomegranate juice contains potassium, which contributes to normal muscle function and is a factor in the maintenance of good health, normal growth and development." Consumers looking for a healthier beverage can look to POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice which is made with 100% pomegranate juice and does not contain added sugar, colourants, or cheap filler juices. It's also a good source of potassium. Drinking a 236mL portion provides as much potassium as a medium banana (17% based on 600mg/3500DV).