Reducing Added Sugars
Reducing Added Sugars

Health experts agree to limit your intake

There are basically two types of sugars in food—added and naturally occurring. Added sugars are put in during the processing or preparation of food and include things like table sugar, syrups, and honey. Naturally occurring sugars are found in fruits, veggies, whole grains and dairy foods.

These naturally occurring sugars aren’t cause for concern because the foods they’re found in are full of other nutrients and antioxidants that support health in a big way. Added sugars, however, contribute calories and no nutrients. Consuming too many added sugars can increase your risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

How much is too much?
Check out what the American Heart Association recommends here.

We can help!

Reducing added sugars can have a huge impact on how you feel and help reduce your risk for certain health conditions. Here are tips to get you started:

  • Drink regular or sparkling water instead of sugary beverages
  • Choose more whole or minimally processed foods
  • Enjoy snack combos that are low in added sugar (such as fresh fruit and peanut butter, whole grain crackers with cheese, or nuts with dried fruit)

As of January 1, 2020, it’s required that Added Sugars are listed on the Nutrition Facts panel, making them easier to spot.

Our favorite products to help keep added sugars to a minimum include No Sugar Added Applesauce, Just Peanuts peanut butter, Wonder Water, and Just Tea.

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