Marshmallows have been one of the favorite desserts for a long time, but it seems that their delicious taste does not bring health along, as even though they are fat-free, they are loaded with sugar.
Thus, a regular marshmallow has 4 grams of added sugar, and let’s admit it, almost no one eats a single one and leaves the scene!
Hence, a cup of mini marshmallows contains even 29 grams of sugar, which is more than 400 empty calories, even 10 grams over the recommended daily amount!
The excessive intake of sugar raises the intake of calories and leads to various health issues, such as obesity and weight gain.
Moreover, foods rich in sugar are generally poor of free of any healthy nutrients. Also, the more sugary foods you consume, the less room for fruits, vegetables, and healthy foods remains in the diet.
The intake of sugar has been shown to be directly linked to severe long-term health issues, including:
- Insulin resistance and diabetes
- Heart disease
- Inflated cholesterol levels
- Several cancers, such as pancreatic cancer
- Food addictions
- Teeth issues, like cavities