Simplifying Science

Not All Sugar Created Equal

Okay, bad pun. But in every class I teach, there's always a kid who raises his/her hand and says, "Sugar is bad for you, right? So tell my mom that's why I don't have to eat fruit." Smart aleck. Kind of. It has been beaten into us that sugar = bad, but I work hard to un-ring that bell regularly. Processed sugar is bad. Added sugar is bad. Fake, table, unnecessary sugar is bad. But our bodies are designed to digest and use the natural sugar in fruits. Read on for a more elegant explanation...  

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