I think that sugar, in it’s many forms, is one of the biggest causes of weight gain and obesity. It’s in nearly every bit of processed food you put in your mouth. Heck, take a look at the sugar content in the SALADS at fast food places; you’ll be shocked.
And now, there’s another reason why you should be cutting your intake: too much sugar may contribute to vision loss!
In a study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was noted that a diet high in refined sugar has been linked to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This condition is known to affect the retina and affect your vision. The study found that the higher in refined sugar your diet is, the greater the chance that you could suffer from AMD. Conversely, the study also showed that those who ate a lot of fruits, veggies and other low-glycemic foods were found to have lower risk for AMD.
Hmmm…interesting. Eat a lot of sugar and possibly hurt your vision, or eat healthier, protect your eyes AND lose weight. What choice are you going to make?