Researchers found that when mice ate a diet of 25% added sugar, the females died at twice the normal rate and the males were less likely to reproduce.
The researchers found that when mice ate a diet of 25% added sugar, in addition to an otherwise normal and healthy lifestyle, the females died at twice the normal rate and the males were less likely to hold territory and successfully reproduce. In other words, even the “safe” levels of sugar consumption weren’t safe.
Call it what you want: sucrose, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, or fructose—it is all harmful or questionable at best. Avoiding these sugars and the health consequences that go along with them takes some level of self-control, but once you’ve managed to kick the habit of processed carbs and sweetened beverages and foods, you would be surprised at the lack of cravings. To put it simply: sugar is addictive but once you’ve “come off” of sugar you can easily manage your intake.
Refined sugars are devoid of nutrients. White breads, processed carbohydrates, soft drinks, and baked goods are missing the very things your body needs to survive. And as this latest study shows, there may be no “safe” amount at all.