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Added Sugar Can Be Deadly Regardless Of Body Weight

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The Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) published a post about added sugar in the diet and increased heart disease. Added sugar can be harming your heart even if your waistline is staying slim. Don’t shorten your life, avoid packaged foods that have one of the following listed as an ingredient:

  • Agave Nectar
  • Barley Malt Syrup
  • Beet Sugar
  • Brown Rice Syrup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cane Crystals or Cane Juice Crystals
  • Cane Sugar
  • Coconut Sugar, or Coconut Palm Sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup, or corn syrup solids
  • Dehydrated Cane Juice
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Evaporated Cane Juice
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Glucose
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Invert sugar
  • Lactose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltose
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Palm Sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Rice Syrup
  • Saccharose
  • Sorghum or sorghum syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Syrup
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • Xylose

Even” No added sugars” might not be accurate… check the labels!

CBS News does a good job of summarizing the JAMA article in simple terms….  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-too-much-sugar-is-linked-to-fatal-heart-disease/

The original article can be found here…. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1819573

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