Close-up of a young woman eating sugar cubes from the plate before her

The Tasty Killer – Sugar

Over the past few decades we have seen an explosion in the obesity rates in the United States, and a corresponding reduction in cardiovascular health, due to the amount of “added” sugars in our diets. The AMA recommends that we consume no more than the following amounts of sugar daily:
Men
  • 9 teaspoons
  • 36 grams
  • 150 calories
Women
  • 6 teaspoons
  • 25 grams
  • 100 calories

There are two types of carbohydrates; simple or complex, and they both contain sugar. The difference between simple and complex carbs is that complex carbs contain the added nutrients of fiber and starch. Complex carbs are digested slower, where simple sugars carbs (sugars) are quickly digested and have no other nutrients, which make them “empty” calories. When you overload your body with sugar, it is more than your liver can handle and your body ends up storing the extra sugar as fat.

So, if you are serious about eating healthy and need to lose weight, make your diet one of natural, non-processed foods to get the body you want.  And… always include exercise in your daily life.

Remember – You can’t out-exercise a bad diet!
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