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20 Facts About Sugar

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Here are some interesting facts about sugar.

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Sugar in moderation is not a bad thing. Report Abuse
The AHA recommends no more than 100 calories per day for women and no more 150 calories per day for men.
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Sugar helps to balance the seasoning in spicy or salty foods. Report Abuse
You gotta add some sugar to take away the bitter!
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Sucrose is a carbohydrate that occurs naturally in every fruit and vegetable. Report Abuse
Natural sugar is better for you than refined sugar. Want something sweet? Eat some fruit.
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A lot of foods contain hidden sugar. Report Abuse
Foods that contain hidden sugar include: peanut butter, ketchup, hot dogs, pasta, french fries, salad dressing, and hamburger buns.
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Refined sugar can cause a lot of health issues. Report Abuse
Some of the health issues refined sugar can cause include: insomnia, amnesia, headaches, depression, cardiovascular disease, hypoglycemia, cancer, diabetes, and hair loss.
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The average American consumes 22 tablespoons of sugar a day. Report Abuse
What is even worse is that the average child consumes 32 tablespoons of sugar a day.
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Sugar first became available to the masses during the 18th century. Report Abuse
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Brown sugar is granulated sugar with the grains coated in molasses. Report Abuse
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Brazil is one of the largest exporters of sugar. Report Abuse
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The United States is one of the largest importers of sugar. Report Abuse
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Table or granulated sugar is sucrose, a disaccharide. Report Abuse
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Simple sugars are called monosaccharides. Report Abuse
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There are 16 calories in one teaspoon of sugar. Report Abuse
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Sugar helps to keep baked goods moist and fresh. Report Abuse
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Refined sugar has no nutritional value. Report Abuse
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Brown sugar can be used to clean the skin. Report Abuse
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The people of New Guinea were the first to domesticate sugar thousands of years ago. Report Abuse
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Sugar is as addictive as cocaine. Report Abuse
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Sugar can cause wrinkles Report Abuse
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Sugar keeps food from spoiling. Report Abuse
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