Things to Know About Sugar

Did you see Anna’s sugar challenge on My Diet is Better than Yours? Did you know all of those crazy facts about sugar?

We encourage everyone to cut their sugar intake as much as possible because it has no nutritional benefits. Plain and simple, it does your body more harm than good.

A few of the negative effects from sugar include:

  • headaches and migraines
  • tooth decay
  • suppressed immune system
  • high cholesterol
  • fluid retention
  • inflammation (which is bad for everything!)
  • premature aging

These are a just a few of the risks that come with sugar, not to mention the big ones, which include increased risk for diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease, Osteoporosis, and many other diseases.

Sugar also goes by many different names. Be on the lookout for these names on labels, and avoid them as much as possible:

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Want some tips for cutting your sugar habit? Anna’s got you covered. She’s also sharing her favorite sugar-free treats to satisfy cravings.

In case you missed it: Anna’s asking a trivia question every week the show airs. This week’s is about sugar. If you think you know the answer, tweet her at @TheAnnaKaiser, and use #MyDietIsBetterThanYours.

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