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Carbohydrates

Why should I consume fewer sweets?

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  • A , Health Education, answered
    Studies continue to show eating a high-sugar-impact diet contributes to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. To use one of numerous examples about why sugar is detrimental, a Harvard study found sugar increases your risk of dying from heart disease.
  • A Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of
    Most sweets have a lot of flavor and a lot of calories but little nutritional value. That’s why they’re often called “empty calories.” For a healthy weight and longer-lasting energy, keep sugar and sweets to a minimum.
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