8 Worst Mistakes of the Modern Day Diet

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2.  Sugar

The over consumption of sugar, especially over processed sugars such as high fructose corn syrup, is one of the worst culprits. The amount of refined sugars that the average American consumes yearly is staggering; almost 25 percent of daily calories come from sugar.

This level of sugar intake has severe health consequences. A recent study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows that persons who consume more than 20 percent of their daily calories from sugar are twice as likely to die from some type of heart disease.

The most common sources of sugar are sodas, fruit flavored drinks, candy, dairy desserts, (such as ice cream), and grain based deserts (such as cookies).

Take control of your health and eliminate as much sugar from your diet as you possibly can. Read all food labels to look for hidden sources of sugar, as it often hides in ordinary foods where you wouldn’t think sugar was needed such as tomato sauce and peanut butter.

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