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  • Sugar: The Effects Of Sugar And Fructose

    Sugar is defined as a sweet crystalline substance which can be obtained from various plants, such as sugar cane and sugar beet, consist essentially of sucrose, and is used as a sweetener in food and drinks. There are three main types of sugar which are lactose, sucrose, and fructose. Fructose is found naturally in fruits and honey, lactose can be found in milk, and sucrose can be obtained from sugar cane. According to SKIL 70% of sugar production comes from sugar cane which is found mainly in tropical regions, and 30% of production comes from sugar beets which is grown in cooler regions mainly brazil. The most common sugar that we eat is referred to as “sucrose” which is broken down into fructose and glucose in the body. Sugar however is rarely…

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  • Is Sugar Bad

    Is Sugar That Bad For Us? What damage is being done by over consumption of sugar? Is sugar addictive? Is over consumption of sugar a fairly recent issue? With the United States being the biggest producers of sugar in the world sugar is becoming more of a prevalent topic and controversial conversation (USDA). A person could search anything about sugar on Google and get hundreds of thousands of results varying from blog posts about sugar to scientific research papers. There is a plethora of…

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  • Added Sugar

    Added sugar is a large part of the American diet and is becoming more and more of a problem. Almost everything that you can buy has some kind of added sugar in it and most of the time people are not even able to recognized it. According to a 2014 article written by Julie Corliss for the Harvard Medical School, eating too much added sugar increases peoples risk of heart disease tremendously. People need to gain an understanding of what all of this added sugar can do to there health not only…

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  • Caribbean Sugar Trade

    Success of the Sugar Trade Think of the last time you had sugar. Was it yesterday, earlier today, or even just a few minutes ago. Sugar is such an immense part of our everyday lives and it's hard to think about not having it around. Cane sugar is a member of the grass family and was the kind of sugar produced in the Sugar Trade. The British sugar industry began in 1655 in Jamaica and spread from there. Cane sugar grows best in humid, hot, and tropical areas so places like the Caribbean were…

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  • Essay On Sugar Consumption

    Sugar in any form is the most craved for food in the modern world. It seems totally impossible to live without it and it is the most delicious form of food as well. You can never be done with a bite of chocolate doughnuts or Christmas cookies or strawberry shortcake or chocolate fudge brownie. But did you know that by giving in to your sugar cravings you are ruining your health? Sugar is addictive and I have experienced it myself. Even now when I control my sugar consumption I get carried away…

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  • Sugar And Heart Disease

    Although Sugar is linked to obesity and heart disease natural forms of sugar are good for you. Sugar is usually viewed as some sinful devilish characters that sit on our shoulder tempting us. We love to find a "food villain" for which we can blame all our problems: disease, obesity, and other issues. A few decades ago; that villain was fat. We continue to blame different parts of our diet on different foods. However every time we find a new food to blame we began to realize that the food we…

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  • Sugar Positive Effects

    Sugar is all around us. We see the commercials, billboard aids and internet aids. So what is it about sugar that could be unhealthy for us? “We really need sugar; it’s our body’s preferred fuel,” says David Katz, MD, director of the Yale University Prevention Research center (Patz, 2012, para ). According to Abraham Maslow, a psychologist, there exists a hierarchy of human needs that begins with basic needs (Woodside & McClam, 2015) which are food, water and shelter. So if we need food then is…

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  • Sugar And Nutrition Essay

    “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in a most delightful way, “ sand Mary Poppins. Well, of course it does! What better way to mask the bitter taste of medicine then lace it with sweetness. However, the problem is the average person in the US consumes way more that the 50g of sugar per day recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). A 2014 study conducted by the WHO concluded that the average US citizen consumes more than 126 grams of sugar per day. A sugar laden diet…

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  • Sugar: A Bittersweet History

    Sugar: A Bittersweet History The author's main point in this novel is to illustrate the significance of sugar in world history. Sugar has slowly made its way from the highest of society to the lower and middle classes. Sugar took over the world it went into the households of many and became apart of the diet everyone. The amount of sugar that was used increased, and in turn the amount that was produced increased. Sugar became a necessity rather than a delicacy. People became addicted and…

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  • Sugar Season Analysis

    A Critical Analysis That is As Sweet As Sugar The article, “Sugar Season. It’s Everywhere, and Addictive.” By James J. DiNicolantonio and Sean C. Lucan discusses America’s sugar addiction and how easily it has escalated into a grave issue, giving a solution to this problem near the end. They argue that something must be done about the mass consumption of sugar in order for the country to be guided in the right direction Diligently describing a study that becomes their main support for their…

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