Those of you who follow me on Instagram may know that I have recently discovered a new product - the first all natural, USDA organic approved, sugar-free lemonade from Leaf & Love. I was really excited to try their lemonade as it has zero sugar, it's almost zero-carb, zero-calorie and uses real ingredients!
Why Worry About Sugar?
With the ever increasing consumption of sugar, there are more and more people suffering from diabetes and obesity - two of the main symptoms of what is known as the metabolic syndrome. And the food industry doesn't help. Instead of cutting down on sugar, they keep promoting low-fat products, processed grains and sugary drinks that are often laden with additives.
Why? Apart from financial interests, there still seems to be lack of knowledge supported by outdated and fraudulent studies. Furthermore, it's not just low-fat, high-carb products. There are many examples of low-carb or "zero-carb products" that can be as bad as processed grains and sugary foods.
Result? Increased rates of diabetes, obesity, particularly in children, autoimmune diseases, lipid problems and even more. It's not just sugar that can damage your health, it's also artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame.
Leaf & Love: Sugar-free Lemonade Made from Real Ingredients
Luckily, there are genuine products using real ingredients and Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade is one of them. Created by mums concerned about the wellbeing of their kids, Leaf & Love is the perfect low-carb refreshment both for children and grown-ups.
Here are some facts:
- it has ZERO grams of sugar, only 5 calories and 2 grams of net carbs per juice box
- it's USDA certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, low-glycemic and gluten-free
- it's kid-friendly and portable - perfect for lunch boxes and office snacks
- it's aseptically packaged for a longer shelf life
- it's delicious, especially when served over ice!
Ingredients: filtered water, organic lemon juice, organic lemon juice concentrate, natural lemon flavor, organic stevia extract, himalayan pink salt.
When I tried my first juice box, I was pleasantly surprised. As with most products sweetened with stevia, I expected a strong "stevia aftertaste." Instead, it's pleasant and not too sweet which I personally prefer. In fact, everyone who tried it loved it. Some of of my friends didn't even know it was sugar-free. I was planning to make a few lemon popsicles using the juice but we were too quick to drink it all before I managed to get to it :-)
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Where to Buy Leaf & Love
You can get Leaf & Love on Amazon for $30 for a case of 32 juice boxes (200 ml 6.75 oz each). And you can get $2 off until 5/22/15!
To get $2.00 off a case, use code: KETODIET at the check out until 5/22/15.
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Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade has been provided to me for the purpose of this review by Leaf & Love as a free sample. This has not influenced my review in any way and I am not affiliated with Leaf & Love. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.