Added sugar (sucrose), as opposed to natural sugars found in fruits, contributes to raises in blood pressure and cholesterol. It also increases your risk of liver failure, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and chronic pain.
Sucrose, is an even mix of glucose and fructose found in high-fructose corn syrup and table sugar made from sugar cane and sugar beets. Replace sucrose with natural sugars found in fruits. This can decrease inflammation which is a major cause of much acute and chronic pain.
Jose Veliz MD is the medical director of Palomar Spine & Pain, in Escondido, CA (North San Diego County).