Dr Oz did a segment called The #1 Food Dr Oz Wants Out Of Your House: Sugar. Did you know that a very harmful substance is found in just about every kitchen in America – it is sugar. Eating too much sugar can put you at a major risk for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Liver Disease, and Insulin Resistance. This is why sugar is #1 on Doctor Oz’s most wanted list. Americans eat over one pound of sugar every week on average, which is more than triple the amount that the American Heart Association recommends. Sugar effects more than just Diabetes; it may damage your liver in a similar way to the alcohol. Dr Oz was joined by Dr Alan Greene, author of Feeding Baby Green, and Dr Miriam Vos from Emory University.
Dr Oz: Sugar Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure
Dr Oz said that the first risk of eating too much sugar is an increase in your blood pressure. There has been research done in this area that links eating excess sugar to having High Blood Pressure. In animals, you see their blood pressure go up when you give them sugar. If you take away just one can of soda a day from a person, you will see your blood pressure go down. In fact, a study was done that showed if you give someone 74 grams of fructose, they have a 77% increase in their risk for high blood pressure.