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Tips for Beating Your Sugar Addiction

August 19, 20159 min
Consuming just one 12-ounce sugary soda a day could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by a whopping 30 percent.Did you know that increased consumption of sugar can trigger insulin resistance and diabetes, as well as magnesium deficiency, all of which have an impact on heart health?Research supports this, with a study in JAMA Internal Medicine (2014) revealing that American adults consume, on average, about 15 percent of their calories from sugar added to their food, with 37 percent of the added sugar coming from sugar-sweetened beverages.Researchers project that consuming just one 12-ounce sugary soda a day could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by a whopping 30 percent.What are some tips to beat sugar addiction?Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, shares his top tips to help you overcome your sugar addiction.

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