By nature, people like sweet foods ‚ÄĒ really, really sweet foods, apparently. Americans now consume 19% more added sugar in their daily diet than they did in 1970, according to recent figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
While it's no secret that all that excess sweetness has helped add inches to the average American waistline ‚ÄĒ and probably sprouted an extra cavity or two ‚ÄĒ a new study reveals some less obvious health risks that come with consuming too much added sugar: it can also lead to dangerously high levels of blood fats, and raise the risk of heart disease as much as a diet full of high-fat foods....
"These sugars include carbohydrates such as sucrose, dextrose, glucose and high fructose corn syrup (see a pattern here?) that food makers add ‚ÄĒ by the bagful ‚ÄĒ to everything from breads and snack foods to beverages."
Ok so does this mean we eat less of these products - Or are the manufacturers going to add LESS sugar to their products???
You know we just won't live forever if we keep eating all these artificial food concoctions??