Controlling Your Sugar Intake

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Know more about the effects of sugar and act accordingly. Perhaps you never knew that eating sugar increases your risk of having some cardiac problems later in your life. Researchers have found out something like this.

It is the finding of the study made on people consuming added sugar for a long time that they are more prone to cardiac problems than those who include less added sugar in daily life. This happens because regular intake of sugar affects the status of triglycerides, lipoproteins and good cholesterols in a negative manner.

Researchers found an alarming yet cautionary information from the study by surveying 6000 people. They found that almost 16 percent people got their average daily calories from added sugar.

You may take it as a joke if I say that the study found that people with greatest amount of sugar intake took 46 teaspoons of sugar daily. Now come to the least amount. That comes to 3 teaspoons daily.

Men and women are recommended to have nine and six teaspoons of processed and additive sugar daily. Naturally occurring sugar like those found in fresh fruit is not counted here.

Time will come when governments will have no need to impose taxes on sugary drinks to limit the consumption of daily sugar. Researchers are hopeful that food companies will come forward and start using less sugar in the food items. All this will help control national obesity problem and reduce heart disease in some way.

People would go for sugary soft drinks less frequently if we could have some sales tax at half a cent. A study shows that this could reduce the intake considerably from 50 gallons to 40 gallons annually.

It is not heart disease alone but other complicated health problems that are also connected to sugar intake. It may lead you to become vulnerable to obesity, diabetes, hypertension and even stroke. All these facts are being found in different researches conducted by different organizations.

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This article was published on 2010/10/03