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Ditch Excess Sugar

Too much sugar and refined carbs make blood sugar levels skyrocket. The issue is quantity: Does eating over 600 calories worth of added sugar (the U.S. daily average) sound like a lot? It should. Researchers contend at these high levels, sugar, like alcohol, damages the liver and creates negative changes to metabolism and blood pressure. It’s not a little bit of sugar here and there that’s a problem, but a sweet tooth on steroids that can slowly kill.

The Longevity Fix: Tap fresh fruit to satisfy a sweet tooth. Reserve cakes, pies, and cookies for the occasional splurge.

(Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner)
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