Sugar has found its way into the foods we eat every day, but it is not always obvious. Products with added sugars are being advertised as “healthy.” Ingredient labels feature numerous names for sugar that most people would not recognize. Overall, sifting through the do’s and don’t’s of sugar in the food industry has become a very confusing and difficult task.
As sugar consumption increases, so does disease risk. Due to the vast consequences sugar has on our bodies, this sweets-driven behavior is now a public health issue.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, as of October 2017, the United States has the highest rate of obesity ever calculated. This includes almost 40% of adults and 19% of children and adolescents!
Cardiovascular disease remains the number one leading cause of death, accounting for one of every three deaths in the United States.
9.4% of the entire United States population has diabetes while a whopping 33.9% has prediabetes (and climbing)!
My goal is to prevent you from becoming a scary statistic