Surprising health issues that may be linked to excess sugar intake

Sugar is present in many foods that people may not expect. Experts warn that excess intake of added sugars can disrupt the balance of good and bad bacteria in our gut and potentially lead to several health issues. While weight gain and diabetes risk are commonly associated with sugar overconsumption, some less obvious signs could also indicate that one may be eating too much of the sweet stuff.
Dietitians mention that low-fat yogurts, granola bars, pasta sauces and flavored instant oats often contain hidden sugars like brown sugar, corn syrup or honey. It is therefore important to read labels carefully to monitor the added sugar content in foods.

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