Do you know that Malaysia has the dubious honour of being the most obese country in Asia, with an obesity rate of 45.3%?
Yep, 2014 findings from the British medical journal, The Lancet showed that 49% of our women and 44% of our men were obese.
These finding reflects a big problem, no pun intended, for our people. Because it has implications on diabetes, heart problems, certain types of cancer, and even depression, all of which could potentially be fatal.
It can also affect one’s physical movements, exacerbate existing spinal health problems, mess up one’s hormonal cycles, and even affect something as basic as a good night’s sleep when the girth gets in the way of a proper restful posture, choking one’s airway and leading to sleep apneas.
What’s more worrying is that obesity among Malaysian children are also on the rise. This calls for early awareness programmes or interventions to help set our children on healthier nutritional paths.
The health concerns are real and they need to be tackled today. Which was why JUICE WORKS was founded back in December 2004. We believe Malaysians must do something about their health and we believe healthier eating and drinking habits, while getting the right nutrients, is the best way to start. And it doesn’t have to be a whole lot of inconvenience too. We juice the freshest fruits, for you, and mix them into the healthiest, most nutritious and delicious drinks.
And keeping children in our mind — we at JUICE WORKS are rolling out new cup size for children on April 15, 2017. At 250 ml, we are simply calling it ‘JUNIOR’. We hope this will encourage parents to start their children on the path of wellness and health early.
So stop feeding your children oily french fries, dubious-looking nuggets or chemical-laced coloured candies. Instead, let’s CHOOSE a healthier, nutritious and more natural alternative for their snacks instead — starting with a cup of JUNIOR!
We would also like to take the opportunity to highlight the goodness of wheatgrass juice. It is known as an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C,E, I and K.
It is known to be a potent source of protein, and contains up to 17 amino acids – the building blocks of protein. It also has as much as 70% chlorophyll, which helps to slow down the aging process and is an important blood builder.
So start your child on the path to health and wellness TODAY. Not tomorrow, not the day after. Because if you love them as much as you say you do, YOU have to start them right, and start that RIGHT NOW.
To a world of healthier and happier children…CHEERS! =)