• The word “sugar” originates from the Sanskrit word sharkara, which means “material in a granule form.”

  • Sugar is everywhere. It is the building blocks of carbohydrates, the most abundant type of organic molecules in living things.

  • Sugar can take several forms, including sucrose, fructose, and lactose. Sucrose is the most commonly used form of sugar and is usually called table sugar.

  • Two different types of plants provide the world with most of its sugar: sugar cane and sugar beet.

  • Sugar is found in unlikely places, such as tonic water, marinades, crackers, bread, fat-free dressing, and tomato sauce.

  • Too much sugar can increase the overall risk for heart disease. In fact, sugar actually changes the muscle protein of the heart as well as the pumping mechanics of the heart.

  • Lemons have more sugar than strawberries.

  • One teaspoon of white sugar has 15 calories and one teaspoon of corn syrup (a type of sugar) has 20 calories. Soft drinks are responsible for most of the added sugar in the average American diet.

  • Sugar and alcohol have similar toxic liver effects.

  • According to brain scans, sugar is as addictive as cocaine.

  • One can of Coke, contains 10 teaspoons of sugar.


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