Extra Calories

Extra Calories

Sugar’s harmful effects, besides adding weight and rotting our teeth, include changing our metabolism drastically.

And the culprit is fructose-a main ingredient in table sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and fruit- that actually gets into our cells and alters metabolism.

The new findings may help to explain how excessive consumption of sweetened foods is contributing to growing rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and more-in a way that has nothing to do with sugar’s rich source of empty calories.

In fact, researchers have said that there may be deep evolutionary roots that explain sugar’s power over our bodies.