Bittersweet Sugar Facts

  • Sugar is a carbohydrate that occurs naturally in every fruit and vegetable.
  • Sugary foods provide lots of energy and can be used immediately after consume it.
  • A sugary drinks and foods give you energy boost but the effect soon fades and soon you want another drink or food.
  • Sugar doesn’t provide anything beside calories. That’s why it’s called empty calories.
  • Too much sugar will end up having holes in your teeth.
  • Sugar can be used as preservative ( e.g. jam ).
  • Sugar releases energy quickly.
  • According to the studies 33% of added sugar can be found in soft drinks.
  • Extra sugar can be attained in low fat or fat free products ( make sure you read the labels ).
  • The body actually uses all sugars the same way- it changes them to glucose, which is what our body uses for energy.
  • Sugar has other names such as : glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose and maltose.
  • Skipping meals can lead to sugar craving.

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