Everything You Need To Know About Sugar

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Are you conscience of how much sugar you are eating every day? A common factor in overweight folks is their daily intake of sugary foods and drinks. And who can blame them? The food industry is sneaking in sugar just about everywhere they can. This is why it is so important to pay attention to the ingredients and the nutrition label when you’re grocery shopping.


Sugar is not only in dessert. Sugar in liquid form (sodas, energy drinks, juices) is the largest single source of added sugar in Americans’ diets, according to the USDA. It is definitely easier to eat (drink) more than the appropriate serving size of a soda than it is a bowl of ice cream.


Sugar is not only served to us in many shapes and sizes, but also under a variety of names. There are at least sixty different names for sugar. Sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, barley malt, beet sugar, blackstrap molasses - just to name a few. This makes it even easier to overlook an ingredient while you are shopping.


Fructose is a popular type of sugar that can severely harm your liver. Fructose is what makes fruit taste so delicious, which is why we love to eat it. Fructose manipulated from corn, beets and sugarcane is the kind that will damage your liver because during the refining process, it loses all of its fiber and nutrients.

There are many different factors that come in to play when you are managing your daily sugar intake. Metabolic is here to make that as easy as possible. Our weight loss philosophy is still based on an individual, personalized service and real, whole food. Call us today at 800-501-8090 to get started.


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