If you are eating the standard American diet, then chances are you are consuming way too much sugar. The problem is that sugar is hidden in a lot of foods and combined with a dessert filled with sugar means you're getting a double dose of this harmful sweet-tasting carbohydrate.
You already know that sugar causes us to gain weight, but that's not the only issue. It turns out that consuming too much sugar can lead to a host of health issues and it can actually kill you! We were just reading this article by Huffington post where a writer interviewed a cardiologist and I can't believe what he said about sugar:
Recently I interviewed leading cardiologist and fellow Huffington Post blogger Dr. Aseem Malhotra to explain how sugar is killing us slowly but surely.
Any extra amounts of sugar you're consuming will increase your risk of consuming more calories anyway by the way it works on appetite.
One can of Coke, for example, contains 9-10 teaspoons of sugar, so a child drinking that has already gone over their limit, before they've even had anything else in their diet, and that's one of the other concerns we have. There are cereals out there that contain 20-30% sugar!
Obesity, in my view, is just a marker of a much bigger problem. The reason I say that is that obesity increases the risk of what we call the metabolic syndrome.
If we are going to tax certain foods or encourage healthier food behaviour, then we need to subsidise certain healthier foods, vegetables and fruit, and that has to be done again through government intervention.
It's common to believe that you're not eating a lot of sugar, but I encourage you to check your labels! You may be shocked to find out just how much sugar is in foods that you had no idea even had this substance. It's important to calculate your daily sugar consumption and cut back on sugar, especially if you're considering the keto diet. It's best to stay away from sugar and instead rely on a low-carb diet. Not only will you be healthier, but you won't have to deal with the consequences of a sugar-filled diet.
To learn more about the dangers of sugar check out Huffington Post.
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