The University of California, San Francisco showed recently that eliminating added sugar from the diet decreased triglycerides by 33 points on average, dropped LDL (bad) cholesterol as well as diastolic blood pressure in children. All children who participated in the study were shown to have drastically lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes in just 10 days.

This is a wonderful example of the body’s ability to maintain balance and health when the “obstacles to health” are removed.

Eliminating, or significantly reducing added sugar in the diet can be very challenging, especially when food labels try to manipulate ingredients to sound less like “sugar.”

 

Credit: Amanda Mills CDC

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