Watch Out for These Sugar Traps

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Hi, Dr. Kevin Soden here with another reason to tame your sweet tooth. If you are a typical American you get 22 teaspoons worth of added sugars per day. The recent study, people who ate the most added sugars were three times more likely to be low on good age deal of cholesterol and 20% more likely to have high heart threatening triglycerides than those who ate the least.

Women who ate a lot of added sugars also had higher levels of lousy LDL cholesterol. A sugar overload fires up chronic body wide inflammation, it can make your cells less sensitive to insulin, increasing heart disease and diabetes risk. Now you probably know how to put down the doughnut and soda, but added sugars lurk in some surprising places like salad dressing, here's how to thorough them out read the ingredient's list.

Check the ingredients for anything ending in OSE like sucrose or fructose. Watch out for any syrups especially high fructose corn syrup and fruit juice concentrate. If these are near the top of the list, choose something else. For more ways to nourish your health, watch all our smart tips, right here.