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What to know about sugar consumption

A source of contention and disinformation for quite some time, sugar is found in a wide variety of meals and drinks. We all need to stop believing these four myths about sugar..Sugar can become physically and mentally addicting.

This is what Medical News Today says. While it's true that some people may find sugar to be a source of pleasure and crave it, there is no evidence to suggest that sugar is physically addictive. Normal amounts of sugar consumption do not result in physical withdrawal symptoms like those seen with opioids or cocaine, for example.

2. Diabetes is a direct result of sugar consumption.

Many variables, including heredity, diet, and illness, contribute to the development of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is not caused by sugar alone, although a high-sugar diet certainly doesn't help. Even if they avoid sugar entirely, people with diabetes still need to take steps to control their condition through a regimen of medicine, diet, and exercise.

3. There is no distinction between different types of sugar.

Different sugars have varied impacts on the body; glucose, fructose, and lactose are just a few examples. Fruits, vegetables, and grains all contain glucose, which the body uses for fuel. Naturally occurring in fruits, fructose is also included to many processed meals and drinks. The milk and other dairy products contain a sugar called lactose. It's vital to think about where your sugar is coming from because different kinds of sugar have varied impacts on the body.

4. The calorie-rich sweetener sugar is never good for you.

While it is true that much sugar in the diet can lead to health issues including obesity, heart disease, and tooth decay, sugar itself is not inherently bad for you. Fruit sugars, for example, provide essential nutrients and should be included in a balanced diet. It's best to limit your sugar intake and get your sweet fix from whole foods that are also rich in other nutrients rather than the processed junk that's loaded with added sugar.

Finally, it's time to wrap this up.

Many people believe falsehoods about sugar, so it's crucial to recognize where their sugar is coming from and cut back wherever possible. Sugar can be part of a healthy diet, but it's vital to be aware of the risks connected with eating too much of it so you can make smart decisions.

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