Consuming too much of the sweet stuff can lead to numerous health risks, from the mere pesky cavity to serious afflictions like heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure and chronic obesity.
Added sugar, or sugar that does not occur naturally in food, but is instead added during the production process, is especially harmful. With more than two-thirds of Americans currently battling obesity, health experts are urging men and women to monitor and, most importantly, cut back on added sugar.
And though you might think added sugar is mostly confined to pastries, pies and cookies, there are numerous everyday foods and drinks that can send your sugar intake through the roof.
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