Most people love sugar. It’s sweet, great for giving us spikes in energy, and a wonderful way to indulge in something special when you want a treat.

Unfortunately, as great as sugar might taste, it’s not so great for your health. Added sugars are responsible for around 17% of the total calorie intake of adults in the US, and all that sugar leads to weight gain.

If extra weight around the hips isn’t enough to put you off sugar, how about the fact that eating too much sugar could increase your risk of heart disease, acne, diabetes, and even certain kinds of cancer?

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