A December 2020 World Health Organisation (WHO) report underlined that non-communicable diseases such as Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Hypertension and Cancers were the leading causes of death in 2019 globally.
As such, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, an increase from 4 of the 10 leading causes in 2000.
In Uganda, over 33 per cent of annual deaths by 2014 were attributed to five NCDs; heart diseases, cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health and substance abuse.
Also referred to as Lifestyle diseases, NCDs are largely caused by what we consume. For example, minus genetic susceptibility, the other main causes of diabetes are overweight, high sugar intake and concentration in the body coupled with physical inactivity.
Nonetheless, if we can manage what we consume, exercise regularly and abide to a healthy diet, then we can definitely reduce the burden of NCDs in Uganda and globally.
One way of achieving this is by taking organic foods and juices such as Oner Apple NO ADDED SUGAR drink.
Manufactured by Hariss International, Oner Apple NO ADDED SUGAR is made from natural apples with no SUGAR added. A 500ml plastic bottle is available in all retail outlets, supermarkets, bars and restaurants countrywide at a recommended retail price of UGX 2,000.
Oner Apple drink with no Sugar added is tasty, feels natural and is refreshing. It tastes like real apple blended without sugar. I hope Hariss International can keep this up by ensuring that they keep this without sugar additives and extend other ‘no sugar’ flavours to its Oner mango and berry juices,” Becky Nagasha, noted after testing Oner Apple NO ADDED SUGAR for the first time.
Apples contain a high amount of vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid which can help boost the body’s resistance to both infections and damage to body cells.
Like the saying goes, an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. This Apple is now contained in a single 500ml bottle of Oner Apple NO ADDED SUGAR.
About Hariss International Limited.
Hariss International Limited is one of Uganda’s leading manufacturers of food and beverages. Since its inception in 2005, its food and beverages production line has been operating under the brand name RIHAM.
RIHAM has grown into a well-known household brand over the years, and has greatly captured the support of the mass market. The brand currently operates a broad product portfolio comprising of Carbonated Soft Drinks, Natural Mineral Water, Juices, Malt & Energy Drinks, Premium & other biscuits.
Harris International Limited is a Ugandan top tax pay, top people investor and a Buy Uganda, Build Uganda (BUBU) ambassador.