Which is the Healthiest Mango drink?

Mangoes are a summer obsession in India, and so we love our mango drinks as well. Mango fruit is healthy but much sugar is added in mango drinks. In fact, see our previous post on the new Frooti ad – made us wonder if Frooti drinkers are unhealthy. But if you still want to drink them, know which one is the healthiest (least damaging to your belly). We took the leading names- Frooti, Maazaand Slice.

Healthiest Mango

Per 100 ml of serving, Frooti has 61 calories and 14 gms of carbohydrates. Maaza was slightly higher at 65 calories and 16 gms of carbohydrates, and Slice had the highest calorie count at 73 calories and 18 gms of carbohydrates. All had minimal amounts of Vitamin A.

Inredients on packaging are listed by weight. The main ingredients for these drinks are water, mango pulp and sugar. For all 3, the first was water. The second, was the game changing one- Frooti and Maaza listed mango pulp, while Slice listed sugar are the second ingredient. Basically, that means that Slice has more added sugar than mango pulp in their drink, whereas Frooti and Maaza have more mango pulp than sugar.

Between the three popular mango drinks, Frooti, Maaza and Slice- Frooti is Fitho’s top choice! Maaza at a close second, and Slice at the bottom of the list.

Again, regardless of the winner, note that we take 100 ml as one serving. The small tetra packs are 200 ml and the bottles are at about 600 ml. So, if you drink a 600 ml bottle of frooti, you’ve just consumed about 370 calories, and 84 gms of sugar! Due to the excessive sugar in mango drinks, it can make you feel bloated- excessive sugar consumption increases water retention in the body.

As we always say, fruit is better than the drink :) Mango drinks are loaded with sugar, that promotes fat gain. Due to the high sugar content of mango drinks, none of these are recommended for diabetics.

Below is the nutritional information for all 3:
Frooti
: 61 cal, 14 gm carbohydrates
Ingredients: Water, Mango pulp, Sugar
Maaza: 65 cal, 16 gm carbohydrates, vitamin A and calcium
Ingredients: Water, Mango pulp, Sugar
Slice: 73 cal, 18 gm carbohydrates,
Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Mango pulp

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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