Many Health Risk of Added Sugar
What is added sugar?
The added sugars are:
- Sweeteners added during food processing like,
- Sodas, processed foods, juices, & syrups
- They are not the sugars that occur naturally in whole fruits or vegetables.
Why added sugar is bad for your health?
- It contribute calories but no essential nutrients
- It causes chronic inflammation in our body
- It leads to weight gain, obesity, Type II Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma, depression etc
- The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting calories from added sugars to less than 10 % of total daily calories, according to the FDA.
- That means, for example, that if you eat 2,000 calories a day, no more than 200 calories, or about 50 grams of added sugars, should be in everything you eat and drink that day.
- The best way to get sugars in your diet is from whole foods & vegetables.
- Unsweetened dairy & nut milks are another good source of naturally occurring sugars in your diet.
Prepare by Dr. Loo Chee Yean, Consultant Nephrologist & Physician