Simple sugars give you a quick sugar rush, but afterwards you will have less energy and feel sluggish. Refined sugars may also speed up the aging process.
- Read the labels. It will say how many grams of sugar it has.
- Bear in mind that some things, like pineapples, do not need added sugar to have an excess level of sugar.
- Look at the ingredients. Added sugars will usually end with -ose, such as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose and dextrose. If it rhymes with Gross, It's bad for you.
- Never eat anything that has a sugar as the first thing on the ingredients list. This means there is more sugar than any other ingredient.
- They have not determined a "daily value" for sugars; and ideally, you might be supposed to consume no sugar each day, but just try to exercise moderation.
- It is not healthy to replace simple sugars with bad fats or artificial sweeteners.
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