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Recent studies suggest artificial sweeteners elevate blood sugar levels as well.
These sugar substitutes were linked to higher risk for overall cancer, particularly breast cancer and obesity-related cancers.
Women who frequently drank sugary beverages as adolescents were at particular risk of developing colon cancer before age 50.
Excessive sugar consumption may stimulate impulsive behaviors, ranging from ADHD to bipolar disorder and aggression.
Diabetes often creates practical problems for individuals that many overlook, such as the condition’s effects on auto insurance rates.
JJ Smith, the author of the No.1 New York Times best seller, The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, swears by these blended beverages.
Researchers found that overconsumption of fructose overburdened the small intestine, leading to fatty liver disease.
Women who drink too much soda and other sweet thirst quenchers are more likely to be stricken by stroke.
But replacing these beverages with water, coffee or tea can reduce a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes.
Easy ways to handle our very human liking for sugary treats
A recent article in The Atlantic explains and debunks a growing myth around food and cancer.
To improve overall health and longevity, replace sweetened beverages with water and other sugarless drinks.
Belief in the power of food to heal the body is gaining more acceptance as scientific findings emerge to support this feeling in our gut.
What’s more, the carbohydrate causes cells to multiply quicker.
Here’s another reason experts recommend cutting back on sweets and tracking our sugar consumption.
Those with desensitized taste buds are more likely to choose sweeter foods and eventually get fat.
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