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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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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