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Vitamin and nutrient deficiency due to too much sugar?

The more sugar we eat, the less vitamins and minerals we take in. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows. Healthy food has come so &amp probably to short, if we often to sweets; Co attack.

The scientists divided people on the basis of the sugar content of your food groups, and compared the inclusion of nine micro-nutrients in these groups. This showed that The more sugar someone has consumed, the lower the intake of the micronutrients calcium, folate, iron, Magnesium, potassium, selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and zinc. Reason is probably that we can access in the case of fruit, vegetables and other nutrient-rich foods less often, if we consume frequent sweets or sugary drinks.

Ern&auml Be;management recommendations geächanged?

Under added sugar refers to sugar foods and beverages during processing &ndash is added; it is not the sugar that is contained naturally in fruit, vegetables or milk. The recommended upper limit for intake of added sugar varies in different countries and institutions, and the European food safety authority (EFSA) is currently reviewing scientific evidence, any new recommendations for sugar intake to pronounce.

"To be able to have a clear limit for the intake of added sugar to determine, should the lower intake of micronutrients can be much greater, what we have observed in our study. Even if this study alone is not sufficient to change the existing recommendations, it extends our Knowledge of valuable Erkenntnisse", Esther González Pradilla, a doctoral student at the University of Lund concludes.

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