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!
A recent study looked into the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages and fruit juices on health. We're dissecting the findings and comparing with other research, to give you the full picture. Read our blog to learn more!
O2 Living was born out of a holistic, wellness studio and spa, complete with yoga studio! Yoga, its principles and benefits to the body and mind, play an integral role at O2 Living. Learn more about the benefits of yoga below, and feel free to share with friends and family to spread the yoga love!
We all know the importance of exercise and eating whole, fresh foods. But that’s easier said than done for some of us. Whether you’re so busy you don’t have time to fuss with intricate grocery lists and 90-minute yoga classes, or really are just so lazy you don’t want to try – or both, like me – here are some steps you can take to improve your health with minimal effort.