Sugars are naturally found in fruits, vegetables, milk and grains. Artificial sugars - that are often added to foods, drinks and condiments to help with preservation - may increase the risk of heart disease. Added sugars and increased added sugar consumption is linked to the obesity epidemic in the U.S. Added sugars have also been linked to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inflammation and diabetes.
The below infographic from the American Heart Association explains where you might find added sugars and how to avoid those added sugars.
The American Heart Association recommends daily limit of 100 calories of added sugars (6 teaspoons) for women, and about 150 calories of added sugars (8 teaspoons) for men.
Organic, cold-pressed fruit and vegetable Living Juices, by O2 Living (makers of Living Health and Wellness Hemp Extract and Hormone products), have NO added sugars. O2 Living never adds water, sugars or sweeteners to their fruit and vegetable juices. You can rest assured that when you drink an organic Living Juice, you're getting just the juice from the fruits and vegetables. We bet you'll be able to guess that by the taste, too!
We're living in a stressful time. COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it, and some of us may be dealing with added fear and anxiety around the unknown and uncertainty about the disease. Whether you are concerned for your own health or the health of others, the stress can be overwhelming at times. As May is mental health awareness month, and O2 Living has partnered with the JCK Foundation, we want to share how we are managing our stress during this pandemic.
Allergies... We certainly hear that word a lot today. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer with some form of allergy, placing it on the top of the list of medical ailments. So what actually causes allergies and why do allergies appear to be on the rise?