Gnawing Questions: Is Sugar From Fruit the Same as Sugar From Candy?

If you feel like you’re getting mixed messages when it comes to defining sugar, you’re not alone. Despite what you might hear, all sugar is not alike, so substituting a candy bar with a banana may be the way to go, NPR reports. This is especially important if you have diabetes, as the sugars in fruit are less dense, and therefore won’t spike your blood sugar levels as severely as a candy bar would. Historically, sugar was viewed as a treat to be eaten only occasionally....

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