Sugar, sugar sugar 🍭 Let's get the low down... 🍰 Sucrose - AKA table sugar, glucose, dextrose, fructose, caster sugar, brown sugar, icing sugar. This is the white stuff (generally) which has gone through a process called refining and lacks any nutritional benefits apart from being a source of energy and sweetness. Unfortunately, this may be the cause of belly fat, love handles, muffin top etc. 😑 🍒 Natural sugars - found in fruit, veg, milk, honey and in their pure forms have no added sugar, only naturally occurring sugars from their nutritional make up. These sugars are a natural energy source as well as having the addition of essential nutrients e.g. fruit is full of vitamins and fibre 🍓🍌🍉 and milk a great source of protein and calcium 🍼🐄💪🏼 Unfortunately, there isn't a 'healthy' sugar and too much can cause weight gain and other health concerns. This said, sugar can play a part in the daily diet if you manage your intake.
Bad foods don't exist, it's bad diets which are the issue 🙅🏼 Public Health England recommends no more than 30g (7 teaspoons) of added sugars a day (average adult) so keep an eye on your sugar intake! 👀
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