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A Hidden Foe: How Sugar Hides And The Dangers It Presents

SUGAR UNDERCOVER

Sugar can hide where we least expect it. Everyone knows about the more notorious sugar-concealers, such as cookies, cake, ice cream, sweets, and soda, but some of sugar's other residences are apalling. Catsup, fish sticks, "healthy" yogurt, certain types of bread, Gatorade, "healthy" granola bars, and salad dressing are just some of the homes of the sweet stuff.

SUGAR'S ALIASES

Sugar has 56 different names. Some are fructose, sucrose, glucose, maltose, lactose, Florida Crystals, cane crystals, corn sweetener, barley malt, demerara, muscovado, dextran, ethyl maltol, HFCS, diastatic malt, diatase, galactose, malt, and mannitol, just to name a few. This makes it hard to find on labels, owing to the fact that it often goes undetected even when the consumers read the nutrition facts and ingredients.

SUGAR DANGERS

The consumption of too much sugar can cause liver disease, diabetes, and obesity, which can in turn lead to heart disease and other issues.
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FIGURE D

Sugar: Our friend for taste and foe for health.

VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4CZ81EmAsw

Click on the link to watch a sugar animation based on the research of Robert Lustig, a renowned sugar expert.