11 Alarming Ways Sugar Is Ruining Your Health

10. Heart Disease

Triglycerides are a type of fat that can cause heart disease. Common sources of triglycerides are foods high in saturated fats like vegetable oils – so items like chips, French fries, and other junk food are major culprits.

However, triglycerides are also formed when we eat too many calories in the form of sugar. As the pancreas releases more insulin in response to spiking blood glucose, the extra insulin signals to the liver to turn glucose into triglycerides.

To reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, try not to exceed 10% of daily calories from added sugar.

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