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7 Shocking Things Sugar Is Doing to Your Body

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1. Sugar leads to weight gain.

It comes as no surprise that sugar causes weight gain, but did you know that the worst type is fructose?

When compared to glucose, fructose increases your appetite. How so? High fructose consumption results in leptin resistance, leptin being a hormone that tells your body it’s about time to stop eating. So, to sum things up, foods and beverages high in fructose like soda, salad dressings, baked goods, and sweetened yogurts are a no-no for your waist.

Plus, consuming these foods will make you more prone to visceral fat accumulation, which is considered a type of diabetes and heart disease-related fat.

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