Added Sugars and Heart Health

February 16, 2019

The Difference between Natural and Added Sugars 

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. 

From American Heart Association - added sugar information - blog by O2 Living makers of organic living juice and Living Hemp Extract and Hormone products

Recommendations 

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. 

What about Living Juices? 

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! 




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