Sugar and sweets are delicious indulgences, but sugar is making us sick! Too much of it is bad for us and can cause devastating changes to our body and health. Dr. Robert Lustig has studied childhood obesity for 16 years and cross-analyzed numerous studies. He came to the conclusion that sugar should be thought of as an addiction like tobacco, cocaine or alcohol.
Dr. Robert Lustig is currently a member of a 12-scientist team working on “Sugar Science” at the University of California – San Francisco. This group of scientists hope to showcase reputable studies on added sugars and how they impact health. The group has already reviewed more than 8,000 papers and found evidence to support Dr. Lustig’s assertions. They have linked excess sugar consumption to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, liver and heart disease.
The average Americans consumes 19.5 teaspoons of added sugar a day. This is significantly higher than what the American Heart Association recommends. They recommend 6 teaspoons for women, 9 teaspoons for men, and only 3 to 6 teaspoons for children.
Yet another reason to stay away from sugar!
Information gathered from FOX News.