Sugar is a carbohydrate. Many different types of and names for sugar is added to drinks, baked goods and confectionery. Fructose, is the sugar found naturally occurring in fruits Lactose, is the sugar found naturally occurring in milk. Sugars end up in the bloodstream in the form of glucose, the form of sugar that our body uses for energy. Sugars is providing flavour and texture to foods. A moderate amount of sugar can be eaten as part of a healthy balanced diet But portion size is also important, for example, while honey is high in sugar, you only use a small amount. “Sugar has been linked to obesity, and implicated as a cause in the occurrence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, macular degeneration, and tooth decay.” – wikipedia
Sugars occur naturally in foods such as fruit and milk, but we don’t need to cut down on these types of sugars. Sugars are also added to a wide range of foods, such as sweets, cakes, biscuits, chocolate, and some fizzy drinks and juice drinks = these are the sugary foods that we should cut down on.