I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, what are some healthy options when using Old Orchard products?
Old Orchard has many products that help to support good health. When managing blood sugar levels it is important that you are aware of your overall carbohydrate intake. I encourage people to limit the amount of simple sugars in their diet. Simple sugars can be found in various products (cookies, candy, cakes, ice cream, and juice). There are many juices that I suggest people limit given increased levels of simple sugar and decreased levels of vitamins and minerals. Many juices are simply fruit “cocktails” which don’t contain much natural juice and may contain a lot of “not-so-good” for you high fructose corn syrup. Old Orchard has a line of juices called Cranberry Naturals
. These juices taste just like regular juice but have half the calories per serving of regular juice (~70 calories in 8 ounces) and they have minimal amounts of natural sugar (18 grams). The reason that the Cranberry Naturals tastes so good is that they are naturally sweetened with Truvia, which is a non calorie sweetener from the Stevia plant. They come in many great flavors too. In addition to the Cranberry Naturals, Old Orchard has another line of juice called Healthy Balance
. These are sweetened with Splenda and each serving of the Healthy Balance is very low in calories (30 calories for 8 ounces) and only contains 6 grams of sugar! In addition to these products, Old Orchard promotes a wide variety of other healthy products. The Very Cherre
juice line has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, the Old Orchard Juice Cocktails
come in many wonderful flavors and are slightly lower in calories and sugar than traditional juice, but have 100% of your daily recommended value of vitamin C. For best diabetes diet management, I recommend that you limit simple sugars, limit saturated fat intake, and increase your fruit, vegetable, and whole grain intake. I also recommend that you are careful that you are not drinking beverages that are too high in calories and sugar! Old Orchard has many products that can help you follow a healthy diet.
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