Sugar is Trying to Take Over The World.. Fight Back!

Niki Nutrition

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Sugar is trying to sneak its way into your life, and you may not even be aware of it. How cheeky sugar can be! Carbohydrates are naturally found in fruits (fructose) and grains (starch), for instance, and are needed for proper bodily functioning  and for keeping our brains active. However, sugar per se is not necessary for our body to function correctly and is oftentimes added to processed foods like soda, fruit juice, cereal, dairy products, various desserts and sauces (ex. ketchup, BBQ sauce) to give them a sweeter taste. We all know that candy, cookies, cakes are high sugar foods but don’t be duped, know that sugar hides in many everyday non-sweet foods, like tomato sauce, fat free dressing, tonic water, marinades, crackers and even bread (gasp!).

This might explain why most Canadians consume more sugar than they realize. The American Cancer Society advises that the general population as well…

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