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Excess sugar increases risk of heart disease

Excess sugar increases risk of heart disease

Does eating sweet do evil? Doctors explain that the consumption of excess sugar is associated with several diseases, as the risk is hyperglycemia, diabetes and even stroke and heart attack. A survey conducted by the Brazilian Ministry of Health found that Brazilians are eating more sugar than they should, especially young people. About 30 percent consume sweets, soft drinks, and artificial juices five days a week, which is considered to be overconsumption.

The American Heart Association recommends that no child under the age of two eat candy. In addition, older children and adults should only consume 25g of sugar per day. According to the association, the main source of added sugar is sugary drinks, such as soft drinks, teas, processed juices and energy drinks.

Preparing a child's lunchbox should be something thoughtful. For example, a box of grape nectar and five filled biscuits would have a total of 34g of sugar, exceeding the recommended amount and contributing to childhood obesity, causing other diseases.

Sugar does not contain any nutrients, so it is fast digested by the body and transformed into glucose. When consumed in excess, it will generate fat, which will naturally fall into the circulation and clog the arteries, which can lead to heart attack and stroke. Doctors warn that it is necessary to follow the recommended diet so that future problems are prevented.


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