More on Sugar

Yes, we Americans are “wildly exceeding”  the recommended limits of sugar consumption for men and women set by the American Heart Association.  The American Heart Association?  Yes, it turns out that not only does a diet with a lot of sugar make you fat, but it also exponentially increases your risk of heart disease, not to mention high blood pressure, cholesterol and fatty liver problems.  Then there’s the issue of insulin effectiveness, which when diminished can lead to diabetes.  That’s all. 

Here’s a sobering statistic:  People who have seven or more servings a week of sugary beverages are at a 29% higher risk of death from heart disease than those who have one serving or less.   So eliminating soda from your diet will do your heart – and your teeth, of course – a huge favor.

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