One of the most effective ways to eat more healthily is to reduce the amount of added sugar in your diet.

Diets with fewer sources of added sugars are associated with lower rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer in adults, Grace Derocha, a registered dietitian, and national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told Newsweek.

Higher intake of added sugars has also been linked to dental cavities in both children and adults, as well as raising the risk of obesity—sweeter foods are often higher in calories and fat.

“Minimizing added sugars

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