What Can a High Sugar Diet Cost You?
Trans fat and salt are two products that multiple healthcare organizations have highlighted as dangerous to your health. Trans fat contains unhealthy cholesterol, which can accumulate in the arteries over time. Salt has sodium, an element that negatively affects blood pressure, causing it to increase and subsequently damage arterial walls. Now healthcare experts are citing sugar as another factor that can contribute to these same cardiovascular dangers. Just as a high sodium and high cholesterol diet can bring on heart disease, so too can a nutritional regime centered on the consumption of excessively sugary foods and beverages produce heart-related problems. Lowering your intake of added sugar, which is often found in sweetened juices and baked goods, can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
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