Are All Sugars Created Equal?

Natural versus added sugar…what’s good for you and what’s not?

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Natural means just that – the sugar is naturally part of that food, such as fruit, 100% fruit jucies, honey, molasses or milk.

Added means sugar was added during processing, preparation or at the table. Read the ingredient list on the nutrition fact label. Avoid foods that contain: High fructose corn syrup, white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, raw sugar, malt syrup, maple syrup, pancake syrup, fructose sweetener, liquid fructose, anhydrous dextrose and crystal dextrose. They are all “added” sugar!

For more information on sugar, visit healthysd.gov. For healthy snacking tips, visit munchcode.org.

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