Sugars…are they all created equal nutritionally? There are so many different types of sugars; refined, brown, powered, high-fructose, natural fructose plus many more. Eating too much sugar causes fat buildup in the liver which leads to chronic diseases. With the rising obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic it’s time to take a look at sugar and help Americans reduce their risk of these chronic diseases.
[box type=”tick” style=”rounded”]Tip: Did you know…16 grams of sugar listed on a product label is equal to about 4 teaspoons of sugar. To compare a product to this stat: 12oz can of soda contain 10 teaspoons of sugar.[/box]
Different Kinds of Sugar
There are many different types of sugar used in households and by professional bakers. Common sugars used in the home are refined white sugar, confectioners or powdered sugar and brown sugar (light and dark) all mostly used for cookbook recipes.