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Eating too much added sugar increases the risk of dying with heart disease
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Thanks for sharing this useful eating healthy information. I recommend zucchini spirals with fresh vegetable sauce for recipe reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s healthy and good for our body. To make zucchini pasta: Use the envy spiral slicer to produce the long strands spiralize zucchini noodles. You can use 1 medium raw zucchini per person. If shredded, you can put the zucchini on a plate and put the sauce on top. The heat from the sauce warms and softens the zucchini slightly and makes a good substitute for people limiting their consumption of refined flours. Hope this would help. 🙂
it’d be intresting to know how many people were in this study, what other foods they consumed (yes, i know on the “health index” they were comparable, but each day what’s healthy changes), how old the ppl were when they got heart disease, and what happened to the ones who got heavier (or a higher bmi) as the study continued, which one would assume would happen if one were getting older and consuming a large quantity of sugar. if dumping fat into the liver is the culprit, how many of these people had fatty liver disease, and of the ones who didn’t, who “over-consumed” what was their incidence of heart disease..and the ones without high blood pressure and high tryglicerides..lot of variables and unanswered question…..
Having more ideas about sugar if its real dangoures
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I drink coffee every day with 1 teas
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What are the danger in this situation
A few months ago, I decided to go for a special diet related to sugar. I mean, I was integrated sugar on almost every meal :(. One day, my doctor explains me that I could be exposed to heart potential risks. I decided to change my food habits and it completely changes my life. Thanks for this great article!
Couldn’t agree with you more! I think of white sugar the same way I think of cocaine!! Poison! Thanks for the informative post!
Came across your blog while reading recent studies on tooth decay and sugar (I am a general dentist). Very interesting research on high sugar and heart disease. Obviously we have major issues especially with youth having access to much more sugar than in other generations, especially with fast food restaurants. It seems now that it’s cheaper to eat at a fast food restaurant than cook at home, which I’m sure gives children (and adults) more access to sugar. I raise bees, I wonder if sugar found in honey would also cause the same results in increased heart disease?
Eric Steinbicker, DDS
My mom had a heart attack in her 40’s,so I am very concerned. It is such a scary thought to walk around wondering what you would do if you had a heart attack. I am taking steps to eat healthier. This article is very informative.
Why is sugar uniquely bad for our heart and our health?
Very simple: half of it is fructose.
Fructose boost liver fat, produces sLDL, oxidizes lipoproteins, damages arterial walls, induces hypertension, blocks insulin and thus chronically raises blood sugar. That’s the all-inclusive package to get atherosclerosis and a heart attack.
HFCS is equally bad: about 55% of it is fructose.
Recommended reading: The Fructose Disease – how a single molecule has caused every lifestyle disease.
Everything you just said about fructose is blown out of proportion and wrong. By what physiological mechanism could fructose block insulin secretion? You realize humans evolved eating fruits; which have fructose? Table sugar has nearly the same percentage of fructose as HFCS and honey actually has more fructose (than table sugar).
Bottom line, some sugar won’t kill you and whether it’s HFCS, fruit, honey, or regular sugar; it’s all processed relatively the same way.
I quite agreed with you that too much of sugar can lead to heart disease. Not only sugar, but smoking obesity, fatty foods and using hard drugs like cocaine can also lead to heart problem.
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