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!
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?
We all get stressed from time to time. These days it seems turning on the news, opening up social media or even visiting a grocery store can cause a lot of stress. Stress can be very hard on the body, and many of us are unaware to the imbalances and changes stress can have on us. Recent scientific studies have indicated that stress could be one of the main causes of many auto-immune diseases including cancer. Read our blog to learn more about how we're attempting self-care and stress management.