Some incredible things happen to your body when you stop eating so much sugar

Five pound bags of Western Family sugar moves along a track at the Amalgamated Sugar Company plant in Nampa, Idaho Tuesday afternoon, August 3, 2004. Amalgamated purchases about 6 million tons of sugar beets a year and produces 1.7 billion pounds of sugar from its four processing plants. (AP Photo/Troy Maben)

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A spate of new research reveals that too much sugar is one of the main reasons why Americans are so unhealthy.

The rise in diseases linked to over-consumption of sugar is remarkable — but even more amazing is how quickly our bodies return to “normal” when we stop eating so much added sugar.

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Dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman shared some of the positive effects of eliminating sugar with Business Insider. A few are unexpected — and may be enough to make you consider taking it easy on sugar for good.

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