A physician who specializes in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care has seen more people die from health conditions related to consuming too much sugar compared to COPD and lung cancer.
A large review of 73 meta-analyses that included over 8,000 studies found that high dietary sugar consumption is generally more harmful than beneficial for health, especially in cardio metabolic disease.
Free sugars, meaning the type of sugar that is added during the processing of foods, is associated with significantly higher risks of 45 negative health outcomes, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, gout, cancer, asthma, tooth decay, depression, and early death.
Whole fruits and vegetables contain fiber that dramatically slows down the digestion and absorption of sucrose, which is a combination of fructose and glucose, so it is less harmful to consume sugar from fruits and vegetables.
Sugar is considered an addiction, and reducing sugar intake can improve mental health, reduce the risk of cancer and obesity-related cancers, and minimize inflammation in the body. The recommended sugar intake is less than 25 grams per day.
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