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Sugar: A Sweet Danger for the Generation.

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The Dangers of Sugar

According to experts, too much added sugar can be one of the greatest threats to cardiovascular disease. Complications arise when you consume too much added sugar — that is, sugar that food manufacturers add to products to increase flavor or extend shelf life.

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Sources of Added Sugar ( harmful)

To write simply, the added sugar is the artificial sugar that manufacturers use on their food products and they are often known as processed foods.

In the western diet , the top sources are soft drinks, fruit drinks, flavored yogurts, cereals, cookies, cakes, candy, and most processed foods...

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In a study published in 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine, Dr. Hu and his colleagues found an association between a high-sugar diet and a greater risk of dying from heart disease.

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If 24 teaspoons of added sugar per day is too much, then what is the right amount? It's hard to say, since sugar is not a required nutrient in your diet. The Institute of Medicine, which sets Recommended Dietary Allowances, or RDAs, has not issued a formal number for sugar.

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Natural Sugar is Good Sugar

The good sugar or natural sugar is produced naturally in all organic foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar is okay. Plant foods also have high amounts of fiber, essential minerals, and antioxidants.

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