Oh, how we love the sweet stuff—from candy, cupcakes and sugary soft drinks to starchy carbohydrates like grains that break down into sugar in the digestive tract. And while it’s easy to see how that love affair can affect their waistlines, too many Americans are blind to its impact on their overall health.
Now, a team of experts from the University of California are bringing home the hard truth using a website designed to encourage people to kick the sugar habit.
Launched this month, SugarScience.org reveals “the unsweetened truth” about hidden sugar and the health risks associated with a high-sugar diet. Scientists and public health professionals poured through more than 8,000 scientific papers to create a resource of peer-reviewed and -supported research that is easily accessible to the general public.
The SugarScience team says their goal is to help individuals and communities make healthy choices, and it begins with understanding just how dangerous sugar is to human health. For example, too much added sugar from soda and sports drinks can overload critical organs over time, leading to serious diseases, according to a statistic from the website.
Check out SugarScience.org today to learn more!