Sugar SeriesBy Brad Fitch | March 30th, 2018
Sugar gets a bad rap, and for good reason. We consume an average of 24 teaspoons of added sugar per day and it is the leading cause of a plethora of health problems including obesity, metabolic disorders, diabetes, and circulatory and heart health. But, is sugar really that bad? Sugars are necessary for our survival but can cause major health issues when taken in excess. Why is this? What effect does sugar have on the body? Are certain kinds of sugar better or worse for you? Is sugar addictive? Should you totally avoid sugar? What about fruit? What is the glycemic index?
Sugar tends to be a controversial topic. The goal of this series is to provide more clarity about sugar so you can make informed decisions about the types of sugars and carbohydrates you consume, when to consume them, and what effect it has on your body.
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