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Is Your Sweet Tooth Setting You Up for a ‘Sugar Crash’?

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  • “Sugar Crash,” a documentary, details the havoc that excess sugar consumption is causing for the people of Ireland, a country that ranks No. 4 in sugar consumption worldwide
  • On average, the Irish are consuming 24 teaspoons of sugar per person daily, compared to 31.6 teaspoons daily in the U.S, the No. 1 consumers of sugar globally
  • The World Health Organization recommends limiting sugar consumption to 6 teaspoons a day to protect your health
  • “Sugar Crash” documents the story of one family, including a couple in their 40s who aren’t overweight but admit to eating sugary treats on a regular basis
  • They have no outward indications of health problems, but MRI scans revealed they both had fat around their abdominal organs (visceral fat), which is linked to an increased risk of diseases like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and stroke, along with imbalanced cholesterol; they cut down their sugar intake significantly and were able to reduce their visceral fat and improve their cholesterol

By Dr. Mercola

"Sugar Crash," a documentary, details the havoc that excess sugar consumption is causing for the people of Ireland, a country that ranks No. 4 in sugar consumption worldwide. On average, the Irish are consuming 24 teaspoons of sugar per person daily, whereas the World Health Organization recommends limiting it to 6 teaspoons a day to protect your health. For comparison, in the U.S, the No. 1 consumers of sugar worldwide, the average American consumes 31.6 teaspoons of sugar each day.


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