Added sugars can be found in many of the foods we eat daily. You should be aware of how much you are putting into your body. Pasta sauces, peanut butter, sodas, and many more have so much added sugar. Experts believe sugar intake is the major cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Our body storages the fats that come for sugar, resulting in weight gain. It may also increase your risk of heart disease, due to the high triglyceride and blood pressure levels. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Sugar increases insulin levels which cause androgen secretion, oil production and inflammation, this can result in acne production in the body. High-sugar diets have been linked to greater acne development. This can also have a negative effect on dental health, sugars can cause cavities.
Here are some ways you can reduce your sugar intake
- Drink coffee black or use Stevia for a zero-calorie, natural sweetener.
- Eat plain yogurt and add fruit for natural sweetening
- Swap your bowl of cereal for some rolled oats with honey
Adebola Oyekoya, MD
Adebola Oyekoya, MD, leads Guardian Physicians, located in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, as a family medicine physician. She offers the highest quality primary care in all areas, but she especially enjoys preventive care and treating chronic and acute conditions.
Dr. Oyekoya earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of Lublin, a globally-ranked institution in Lublin, Poland. Afterward, she came to the United States, where she completed a residency in family medicine at John F. Kennedy Hospital in Edison, New Jersey.
She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She’s passionate about providing advanced, comprehensive care for adolescents and adults, including specialized geriatrics care.
Dr. Oyekoya offers patient-focused services, personalized to fit every unique individual who walks through the door. She also makes sure to inform and educate her patients so that they understand their health and feel empowered to take an active role in their care.