The American Heart Association says that Americans eat two to three times more than the suggested amount of extra sugar every day, which is 17 teaspoons.
Harvard Medical School says that eating too much sugar can make you more likely to get diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and be overweight. For most people, cutting back on extra sugar is a good idea. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up all your sweets. Pratima Dibba, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist with Medical Offices of Manhattan and a contributor to LabFinder gives us some facts on how your body reacts to the absence of sugar. Read more.