Functional beverages from Philippine herbs, fruits, and vegetables.
An average adult would need to consume around 2.5-3 liters of water every day to stay healthy. With today’s fast-paced and fast-food lifestyle, instant beverages are the in thing to quench thirst. Convenient and refreshing to drink, most ready-to-drink beverages and colas in the market however have empty calories providing only energy from sugar. With flavours and colours mostly synthetic, with added chemical stabilizers and preservatives, these products have little nutritional value. Studies show that many of these synthetic ingredients are bad for our health and are contributory to the rising incidence of obesity and chronic diseases. Yet their use remain to be popular with beverage manufacturers because they are convenient for mass manufacturing and are cheaper than the real thing.