Harvard Men's Health Watch

Sugar: How much is too much?

Excessive added sugars, in sweetened beverages and other foods and drinks, contribute to an unhealthy diet. Using artificial sweeteners isn’t necessarily the answer, because these may heighten craving for sugary foods. For a healthier diet, gradually reduce added sweeteners. The brain can then learn not to crave them as much and to appreciate more the natural sweetness of healthy whole foods like fruit.
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