Old Orchard Brands expanded its Healthy Balance line of reduced-sugar juice drinks to include two new tropical flavors that easily fit within the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's dietary recommendation for a massive reduction in daily sugar intake.
Released earlier this year, the report estimated Americans take in as much as 30 teaspoons of sugar per day. The new recommendation is to reduce intake by more than half, allowing for just 12 teaspoons daily for adults. Old Orchard Brands makes that goal more attainable with its Healthy Balance reduced-sugar juice drinks including new Pineapple Orange and Peach Mango varieties.
Healthy Balance Pineapple Orange and Healthy Balance Peach Mango contain just five grams of sugar per eight-ounce serving and only 20 calories. Sweetened with Splenda® brand no-calorie sweetener, these juice drinks provide a full-flavored experience without cutting corners on taste.
"The new guidelines are clear -- Americans are consuming far too much sugar," said health expert and Old Orchard consultant Amy Bragagnini, MS RD CSO. "A single 20-ounce bottle of sugary cola is going to put you over the recommended sugar intake by nearly 40%, so you have to make smarter choices. Healthy Balance has always been a great alternative because of its low sugar profile and the fact that a single serving provides 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C."