Not All Sugar Is Created Equal

A recent article of ours described how some believe that sugar is toxic.  A common question that many of our readers ask is if all sources of sugar have the same effect on our bodies?  Does 1 gram of sugar from a soda equal 1 gram of sugar from an apple?  The answer is no.  Sugar from a source such as fruit has a much different effect on our bodies than sugar from soda.  Sugar from fruit is absorbed differently and also the amount of sugar in 1 serving of fruit is far less than the sugar in 1 serving of soda.  Here is a great short video from CBS on this very point:

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