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9 Reasons To Avoid Sugar As If Your Life Depended On It

• popsci.com
 The harmful effects of sugar go way beyond empty calories.

Added sugar is so unhealthy that it is probably the single worst ingredient in the modern diet.

Here are the top 9 reasons to avoid sugar as if your life depended on it (it does).

1. Added Sugar Supplies a Large Amount of Fructose

The reason added sugar (and its evil twin… High Fructose Corn Syrup) is bad for you, is that it supplies a very large amount of fructose.

Sugar (and HFCS) are half glucose, half fructose. Glucose is essential and can be metabolized by pretty much every cell in the body. If we don’t get it from the diet, our bodies make it from proteins and fat.

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