Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sugar Increases the Risk for Heart Disease

The average American consumes 22 tsp of sugar daily.  Recommended maximum intakes are 6 tsp for women and 9 tsp for men.  Excess sugar increases blood pressure, raises your chances of developing diabetes, lowers HDL cholesterol, and raises your risk of dying from heart disease by 38%.  It takes 12,500 steps per day to cancel out two 20 ounce sodas.

See the AARP Magazine, February/March issue, 2017, p. 23.

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