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Sweets that Sour Your Health

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Time to tame your sweet tooth before your heart protests! The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey published in Journal of American Medical Association discovered that increased sugar doubles likelihood of cardiovascular disease. Sugary drinks were to blame for much of this problem, not to mention how these contribute to obesity.

Do you get more than 20% of daily calories from sugar? Then, you are at risk for heart disease. Adults who get less than 10% of daily calories from sugar have less risk.

So if you are looking for a way to curb the sugar habit, think of your heart as well as your waist. Be sure to look for hidden sugars in products such as catsup, salad dressings, frozen foods and processed foods. Also watch out for low-fat foods. In America, low fat foods often compensate with more sugar. Of course sugar wears disguises of chemical names. You don't need to be a chemist, just look for the "ose" ingredients: sugralose, glucose, frutose. Its a sneaky trick by food producers to hide sugar content under these alternative names.

Limiting sugar intake will not only support weight loss, energy and mental alertness, now you know it helps your heart. So have a heart, pass on the sugar.

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