We Don’t Need Added Sugars

Our bodies need glucose, a form of sugar, for life. We keep a constant level of glucose in our bloodstream so that every cell has access to it. But we don’t need to consume sugar, especially added sugar (sugar not naturally occurring, but added to a food to make it taste sweeter) in our diets to maintain a healthy amount of glucose in our bloodstreams. We have mechanisms that allow us to produce glucose from the simple (sugars) and complex carbohydrate, protein and fat in our diet.

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