It’s a brisk afternoon and you’re looking for something sweet to quench your thirst and give you a little jolt from the doldrums of paperwork. You might soon be able to grab a bottle of guava juice at the nearest newspaper stand by the office. Guava juice is slowly becoming more mainstream and is a healthier drink compared with other fruit juices.
Guava Juice Is Getting Popular Worldwide
You may have never heard of guava juice, but that may soon change. Did you know most juice products already contain some kind of guava juice additive? It’s also being used in more alcoholic beverages, soda products, and a main ingredient in specialty juice mixes.
In South Africa, the Mos Mag Fruit Juice is starting to spread across the country as a new niche market of fruit and milk blend drinks. One of its three top products is guava juice concentrate infused with milk, creating a unique, juicy beverage.
Coca-Cola India announced the upcoming release of guava juice sodas under their Minute Maid brand by 2022. They say they’re trying to nurture the economy and resources of the naturally grown guava in the region. Soda isn’t very healthy, but Coca-Cola stated they’re planning on using real guava juice in their upcoming products, which means these sodas should be healthier than regular sodas.
In America, Clown Shoes Brewery is selling a guava juice beer mix that tastes more like creamy juice than beer. Their Josh the Guava King beer is being sold in 30 states, including New York and California.
Odd Side Ales has also concocted its own guava juice beer, naming it “Pink Guava Dank Juice.” It’s being sold exclusively around Illinois and Michigan.
The popular healthy juice mix company, Jamba Juice, has also adopted guava juice into their product family. They created their “Gotta Guava” guava juice smoothie and are marketing it as a refreshing, healthy summer drink for people living active lifestyles.
Guava Juice and Diabetes
Guava juice’s mainstream adoption can also help curb the diabetes mellitus epidemic. The World Health Organization states that there are now about 400 percent more people suffering from diabetes mellitus than in 1980. Guava juice has been found to help manage blood sugar levels with similar effectiveness as pharmaceutical diabetes mellitus medications.
If more people are switching out their regular sugary drinks and fruit juices that don’t offer protection from diabetes mellitus, then this could help lower international incidences of diabetes mellitus. Such an effect has already been evidenced in Papau New Guinea. In its Kalo region, residents consume more guava and researchers have linked this consumption with their markedly lower incidences of diabetes mellitus compared with the other regions.
This overall movement to adopt guava juice into mainstream beverages is overall healthy. Guava juice is healthier than most fruit juices and can only boost the nutrition and health benefits of the mainstream products it’s being mixed into. One of these health benefits is helping fight the rising diabetes mellitus epidemic.