Refined vs. Natural Sugar … A Race to the Finish Line

Do you know the difference between the sugar in sweets and the sugar in fruit? What's the difference between refined sugar and natural sugar? Does it matter? If it’s all sugar ... and all has carbs ... how can one be good and the other bad? Well the sugar in typical sweets, such as cake, candy, white bread, cereal and more is refined ... meaning processed. It’s from the stuff in boxes. Refined sugar is not food!


According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (link below), sugar, in all forms, is a simple carbohydrate that the body converts into glucose and uses for energy. But the effect on the body and your overall health depends on the type of sugar you’re eating, either natural or refined.


The sugar in fruit is natural, clean and an important part of the diet. Yes, it contains carbs, but it's natural - real food, not the processed stuff.


.... Yes, it still contain carbs and eventually gets processed with any kind of sugar, but it's not the enemy most people eat.


... No, you shouldn't eat high sugar food in excess. Too much a good thing is never a good thing!


... But, here is something to think about: If someone placed a box of your favorite cookies in front of you, how many would you eat? For what nutritional value? How would you feel afterwards? Now imagine someone placed bananas in front of you. Ask yourself the same questions.


Here is an article from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America that explains the difference between refined sugar and natural sugar. in more detail


https://www.cancercenter.com/community/blog/2016/08/natural-vs-refined-sugars-what-is-the-difference


Have an awesome day!

Kate



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