True Citrus vs. America’s Sweet Tooth: The Low Down.

June 09, 2015

The Bad News…

Sugar has been making major headlines these days, as more and more clinical research is coming out to confirm that too much of the sweet stuff is indeed detrimental to short term and long term health, as well as mental and physical wellbeing. As stated by Dr. Mark Hyman (renowned physician and New York Times best-selling author), whenever sugar is consumed, the reward center of the brain is stimulated in the exact same way as it is after one uses highly addictive drugs like cocaine or heroin. In fact, sugar has been found to be just as – if not more so – biologically addicting than habit-forming substances like tobacco and alcohol. Unsurprisingly many Americans have incredibly sugar-dependent diets. The amount of sugar you consume has been found to have a direct impact on everything from your waist size to the way your brain functions, to your body’s capacity to fight off diseases and chronic disorders (such as: diabetes, cancer, heart attack, obesity, to name a few). Because of this, your sugar consumption could ultimately determine the length of your life.

The Good News…

Though it may be a tough habit to kick, it is never too late to change your life for the better. If you find yourself reaching for sodas or sugary drinks throughout the day but have been hoping to start in a healthier direction, True Citrus has the perfect line of products to help you cut excess sugar out of your life – without sacrificing any delicious satisfaction. Made from simple & clean ingredients, every True Citrus product captures the authentic fresh-squeezed taste of real fruit while maintaining a low sugar and calorie count and amazingly zesty and refreshing flavors. True Citrus lets you LOVE YOUR WATER YOUR WAY, with three categories to choose from: 4 varieties of unsweetened fresh-squeezed fruit flavors (0 calories, 0g sugar), 6 varieties of lightly sweetened lemonades and limeades (10 calories, 1g sugar), and 3 varieties of full-bodied, richly flavored fruit orchard flavors. True Citrus’ Fruit Orchard products are especially recommended for those who are trying to break away from a sugar addiction and artificially flavored beverages. With only 30 calories and 6g of sugar per serving, these medley mixes are the ONLY beverage mixes made with whole fruit powder.

What Are You Waiting For?

If there is a will, there is a way, and it’s easy to get going! All True Citrus products (and respective nutritional information) can be found online or in 29,000 stores across the country. They say it takes 3 weeks to form a new habit, so commit to replacing your daily sodas and other sugary beverages with a True Citrus beverage for 21 days straight, and let yourself enjoy the immediate benefits of consuming more water and less sugar throughout the weeks to come. We have a feeling you’ll be pleased with the results.

Are YOU trying to cut down on sugar? Comment below with your story, and tell us which True Citrus product has helped you lead a healthier life!

 

[Credit: Hyman, Mark. “Food Addiciton: Could It Explain Why 70 Percent of America is Fat?” Dr. Mark Hyman.]

[Credit: Bushak, Lecia. “Bye-Bye Sugary Drinks: This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Soda.” Medical Daily.]