Monday, 2 April 2007

Limit that sugar in your diet

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Have you ever noticed the high amount of sugar in many foods these days? While processed (white) sugar may indeed make things taste really good, too much intake of it is definitely not a good thing. To understand why, a little research on the overconsumption of refined white sugars could be in order.

This article over at eDiets explains that the average American consumes well in excess of 100 pounds of refined sugar each year. 100 pounds! Yikes -- and my guess much of that is in the form of soft drinks. I've said it before -- the best thing you can do for your health is to rid your daily diet of all soft drinks.

Your body will be glad to get rid of all that high fructose corn syrup and caffeine. Even diet drinks have the chemical aspartame and I'm not sure they are any better than regular soft drinks over the long term. Type "endocrine disruptor" into your favorite search engine a read a bit. Prepare to catch your mouth as it hits the floor, though.

In dietary terms, though, sugar is really just carbohydrates. Unless you crave an abundance of carbs in your diet,

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