Looking to cut down on sugar? Your waist size might go down—and so will your chances of cardiovascular disease. Excess sugar in the blood stream damages the grout between the tile-like cells lining your arteries and increases inflammation all over your body. Eating less sugar protects those important areas inside your blood vessels. And—bonus!—it slows down the wrinkling and sagging of aging skin.


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