Sugar and Heart Attacks
Is your sugar intake killing you?
Our obsession with sugar may be limiting our
life span. A recent study linked excessive ...
What can you do about it?
Read food labels and avoid added sugars, high
fructose corn syrup, and other sweeteners.
Limit sugary drinks such a soda, juice, energy drinks,
and coffees with added sugar such as lattes.
Use whole fruit, cinnamon and don’t add
extra sugar for desserts.
Don’t be a statistic
You don’t have to avoid sugar, you just need to limit it. Make
small changes for big results. Your he...
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Is your sugar intake killing you? Perhaps. A new study looking at sugar intake found that people who consume twenty-five percent or more of their calories from sugar are far more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than people who consume less than ten percent of their calories from sugar. The risk from premature death increases by over thirty percent.

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  • Perhaps for some it is realistic to smoke a bit, do a few drugs and eat transfats. Certainly plenty of people lead long healthy lives doing all three. I would argue that running a red light is not in the same category as it puts more than the red light runner at risk.
    We have eaten added sugar for a long as humans figured out how to process and eat it. We will continue to do so. Would people be better off eating fruit over a piece of candy? Yes, but plenty of people will choose candy even if they know fruit is better for them. I would prefer them eating one piece of candy rather than the whole bag.
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  • It makes no sense to eat added sugars! Our bodies don't need them, except cancer cells that are naturally addicted to it. The argument is dangerous. Is it «more realistic» to eat some transfat? To smoke a bit? To take a bit of drugs? To have a bit of alcohol...
    I'm sorry but the moderation argument is falacious: there are many things which are not allowed by law! Should we pass the red light a few times as long as most of the time we don't?!
    Do you want something sweet? Eat fruits!
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  • I prefer moderation over abstinence as I think it is more realistic and I think some added sugar is fine. Additionally, an all or nothing approach often leads to failure (off the wagon) where the person feels guilty for failing to live up to his or her goal. Once guilt sets in, the person may give up altogether (to avoid the powerful guilty feeling) and revert to old habits of excessive sugar intake. I would rather the person limit sugar as I think they have a better chance of success.
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  • Why not to avoid added sugars altogether?
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Sugar and Heart Attacks

  1. 1. Sugar and Heart Attacks
  2. 2. Is your sugar intake killing you? Our obsession with sugar may be limiting our life span. A recent study linked excessive sugar intake to heart disease and premature death. People eating more than twenty-percent of their calories from sugar were over thirty percent more likely to die prematurely from heart disease than those who ate less than ten percent of their calories from sugar.
  3. 3. What can you do about it?
  4. 4. Read food labels and avoid added sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and other sweeteners.
  5. 5. Limit sugary drinks such a soda, juice, energy drinks, and coffees with added sugar such as lattes.
  6. 6. Use whole fruit, cinnamon and don’t add extra sugar for desserts.
  7. 7. Don’t be a statistic You don’t have to avoid sugar, you just need to limit it. Make small changes for big results. Your heart will thank you for it.
  8. 8. Fit in the Middle Weight Loss Planner

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