About Sugar

Different Types of SugarWe Eat More Than We Think!

The only thing good about sugar is…it tastes good! After that, it’s all downhill: Sugar is high in calories, provides only a brief increase in energy, and greatly increases the growth of bacteria and tooth decay potential.

When Eskimos lived a sugar-free diet, their teeth were perfect. No cavities! Once whalers and traders introduced them to a sugar-stuffed Western diet, tooth decay skyrocketed.

So, while you may not think that you’re eating too much sugar in your diet, beware of hidden sugar sources and other sweet substitutes.

Hidden Sugar Sources

  • Cough syrups
  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Fruit juice
  • Ketchup and many other condiments
  • Canned foods use sugars as preservatives

Other Forms of Sugar

  • Agave Nectar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Raw or Cane Sugar
  • Caramel
  • Honey
  • Molasses
  • Sorghum
  • Sucrose
  • Fructose
  • Glucose
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • and many others

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