Did you know that added sugar to your diet triples your risk of having your HDL cholesterol too low?Remember HDL is the good guy. My trick to remember HDL is the good guy because “H” stands for happy. HDL levels that are too low play a factor in heart disease.
Did you also know that the average American eats 21 teaspoons of added sugar a day. Excess sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high LDL (bad guys) and high triglyceride levels.
Studies also show that people who ate the least sugar had higher HDL (the good guys) and the lowest triglicerides.
Added sugar is found in processed foods or the sugar you dump on your breakfast cereal. Think about this when you make a big jug of sweetened tea or eat tons of sugary foods.