A label can tell you there are 39 grams of sugar in your soda, but what does that much sugar look like?
Can Too Much Added Sugar Increase Your Risk of a Heart Related Death?
A new study suggests the answer is Yes! For years we have been warned of the correlation between added sugar in our daily diet and the risk factors of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). However, very few studies have examined the association of added sugar intake with CVD mortality. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that consuming even just one 12 oz. serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage a day (equivalent to one can of soda) can increase a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease by more than a third.
ADDED SUGAR VS. NATURAL SUGAR
Sugars in your diet can be naturally occurring or added. Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose). Added sugars are sugars and syrups put in foods during preparation or processing, or added at the table.
The major sources of added sugars are regular soft drinks, sugars, candy, cakes, cookies, pies and fruit drinks (fruitades and fruit punch); dairy desserts and milk products (ice cream, sweetened yogurt and sweetened milk); and other grains (cinnamon toast and honey-nut waffles).
Weight Loss Versus Fitness?
This application can help you to know how much sugar is loaded in your juice, iced tea, energy drink and soda.