So, you’ve heard that sugar is the devil and that merely glancing its way will cause all the bad things to happen to you. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but still, eating too much sugar is associated with all sorts of health problems.
“[Excess sugar] may contribute to heightened triglyceride levels, tooth decay, type 2 diabetes, and heart problems,” says Amy Gorin, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in the New York City area. Whew! Are you out of breath reading that, yet? Because that’s a lot to take in.
First off, it’s important to note that all of this specifically applies to added sugar (cane sugar, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar), not natural sugar found in dairy and fruit.
Excerpted from Women’s Health