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My Family Stopped Eating Sugar for a Year and This is What Happened Published: April 11, 2014

According to several experts, sugar is the thing that is making so many Americans fat and sick.

One in seven Americans has metabolic syndrome. One in three Americans is obese. The rate of diabetes is skyrocketing and cardiovascular disease is America's number one killer, according to Yahoo Shine.

Eve O. Schaub took all of this newfound knowledge and formulated an idea. She wanted to see how hard it would be to have her family spend an entire year eating foods that contained no added sugar. She'd cut out anything with an added sweetener, be it table sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, agave or fruit juice. Schaub also excluded anything made with fake sugar or sugar alcohols. Unless the sweetness was attached to its original source (e.g., a piece of fruit), they didn't eat it.

H/T: Yahoo
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