You might already know that soda can cause tooth decay and add extra pounds to your figure, but new research has added another deterrent to the list: cholesterol.
The study shows that those who consume foods or drinks with high amounts of added sugar will have “higher levels of harmful triglycerides than those with diets lower in such sweeteners,” according to The New York Times. Participants in the study revealed that 15.8 percent of calories consumed in 24 hours were from added sugars.
Other sweet snacks and beverages, including fruit juice, will contain some form of added sweetener. Check the labels for ingredients such as molasses, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrates, and honey. The American Heart Association gives tips for decreasing sugar intake on their website.
Read the full New York Times article here.