How Sugar Effects the Heart and Body

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 8, 2020

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As crazy as it may sound eating too much sugar can raise your risk of dying from heart disease even if you aren’t overweight.

In a 15 year study focused on sugar added to the American diet, it was found that those who took in more than 25% of their daily food calories from processed sugars we more than twice as likely to die from heart disease.

The findings remained true regardless of sex, age, weight, or even activity level. Sugar is toxic to the body regardless of who you are or how well, otherwise, you keep yourself in shape.

Sodas, energy drinks, cookies, cakes, fruit flavored drinks, frozen treats, and even non suspects like breads, mixed deli salads, frozen foods, and even cold cuts can have hidden added sugars and make no mistake, they add up fast.

Sugar delivers only empty calories. There are no associated vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients.

Sugar can raise blood pressure making your entire circulatory system work harder. This can lead to heart attack or stroke over time as it progressively weakens the muscles and veins, heart included.

Strangely federal guidelines still have set no upper maximum limit for added sugars daily. The American Heart Association recommends that men should consume no more than 150 calories a day from added sugar (that is about 9 teaspoons) and women come in at 100 calories a day (6 teaspoons). Less is always better.

The best plan is to cut sugar as much as you can. Read labels and choose wisely. Eat sweets sparingly instead replacing them in meals and in deserts with natural real fruits which have fructose instead of processed sugar. It is by far better for your health and once your body detoxifies from all of the processed sugar fruit actually begins to taste even sweeter.

Ready to take control of your cardiovascular health? We would love to see you in our Tampa, Florida Office. Give us a call at 813-975-2800 to schedule your consultation today.

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: 08/06/2020

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