Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Natural Vs Simple sugars

Natural sugar refers to sugars that occur naturally in foods while refined sugar refers to sugars that have undergone an extraction and purification process, often turning the finished sugars into crystals that are easy to add to foods. Simple sugars are very quickly broken down by your body and create spikes in your blood sugar, unlike natural, which take longer to process. 

While it's been widely noted that excess sugar can increase the overall risk for heart disease, a 2013 study in the Journal of the American Heart Association displayed strong evidence that sugar can actually affect the pumping mechanism of your heart and could increase the risk for heart failure.

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