How Sweet It Is

Most people know, too much sugar is bad for you, and now there is new evidence of the dangers of sugar. This really peaked my interest since our son has been diabetic since he was 13 years old. He is now 37 years old and dealing with the complications that inevitably come with the disease.

But can sugar really be a contributing factor in diabetes? According to SugarScience.org the answer is, yes, and so many more diseases. This website launched very recently, but it is packed with important information regarding our health, and an appetite for sweets.

Americans consume on average over 60 pounds of sugar annually. Many like Jared Haftel try to limit their intake, but it is tough. That translates to about 20 teaspoons of added sugar the average adult eats daily. Part of the problem presents itself in foods we consume that are packaged for convenience, and as a result contain hidden sugars.

Sugarscience.org is a great resource with plenty of research and documentation to make us think about what we are putting in our bodies. They even include articles on corn syrup, honey and the dangers of artificial sweeteners.

My only complaint is a lack of information on some natural alternatives. After all, I’d like to have something sweet now then without the fear of destroying my health. I would like to see them include information on benefits of natural sweeteners such as stevia and monk fruit. Since I have replaced sugar in my diet, with stevia, I have lost weight, and have more energy. Here’s to your health!

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