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The 10 Toxic Effects of Sugar on Your Body


You probably don’t consider sugar a toxic substance. However, when you ponder the damage that the average American inflicts on their bodies by consuming roughly 22 teaspoons sugar per day (according to the most recent American Heart Association statistics), you may suddenly have a scary new perspective concerning the sweet stuff!

Here are ten toxic effects that refined sugar has on your body…

1. Sugar Raises the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Even though a diet high in refined sugars doesn’t give you diabetes outright, the sweet stuff can make you more prone to type 2 diabetes. For instance, the online publication, PLOS ONE, conducted a study that showed that for every 150-calories of sugar an individual consumed, their risk of type 2 diabetes was accelerated by 1.1-percent.

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