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Many Health Risk of Added Sugar

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