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All Sugars Are Not The Same
Joe Piscatella posted:
There are basically two sources of sugar: "naturally occuring" sugars such as found in fruit and milk, and "added sugars" such as found in candy and soft drinks. Our body does not differentiate one from another. Once a sugar is absorbed, the body sees and reacts to all types of sugar and essentially the same.

So, is one type of sugar the same as another? The main difference is that while foods that naturally contain sugar also contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients, those with added sugars contain little or no nutrition, just empty calories. Eating foods with naturally occuring sugars makes sense. Eating foods with a lot of added sugars does not.
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