Too much sugar in your diet equals double the risk to your heart says a new study and some suggestions on how to limit sugar in your diet.
As sung in Mary Poppins ” Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down”, perhaps we may wish to rethink that rather catchy tune.
For years, many nutritionists have warned about the problem with too much sugar in our diet. From overly sweet cakes, chocolates, breakfast cereals, soda and even that extra amount in your morning coffee or tea, the sugar adds up. Diabetes and obesity are huge problems, but now there is a better understanding about how sugar affects the heart as well.
Moderation in ones diet is obviously important here, but as American’s begin to eat healthier foods, check the labels and crave foods with less sugar in them, perhaps, we may see a marked improvement in the publics overall health, and even in the obesity epidemic.
There are of course easy ways to limit your dietary intake of unnecessary sugar including
- Avoiding sugar in your morning coffee or in iced tea.
- Checking the foods we purchase to see what their sugar levels are.
- Avoiding many fat free foods since they add sugar to make up for the lack of flavor.
- Avoiding many soft drinks or perhaps, gravitating to ones that have lower levels of sugar. Soda stream makes a carbonation device to allow you to make soda at home. Their syrup’s advertise that the level of sugar they use for flavor is much less than for example Coke.
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High-Sugar Diet Doubles Heart Death Risk: Study
Monday, 03 Feb 2014 04:22 PM
Doctors have long thought extra sugar in a person’s diet is harmful to heart health because it promotes chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes.
The average American diet contains enough added sugar to increase the risk of heart-related death by nearly 20 percent, the researchers said.
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