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What is sugar or sucrose?

What is sugar (also known as table sugar or sucrose)?

Sucrose is a disaccharide composed of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose. Sucrose (table sugar or sugar) is obtained from sugar cane or sugar beets. 121 more words

Is high fructose corn syrup worse for you than other sugars?

Is high fructose corn syrup worse for you than other sugars?

The simplest and shortest answer: if you are concerned or want to optimize your health it’s a good idea to keep your daily intake of added sugar, regardless of the type, to a minimum. 819 more words

Do You Know The Difference Between Sucrose, Glucose & Fructose?

So you know that sugar is something to enjoy in moderation.  Yet, you’ve also heard that it comes in all shapes, sizes & disguises.  So really – what is the difference? 604 more words


Making Of... Photos on the Sugar Posts

As promised, there is (at least) one more story in the pictures included in our two posts on sugars (which you can find here (part 1) … 568 more words


Sugar Isn't Any Healthier Than High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is terrible for you. I want to be really clear about that. But if you pore over ingredient labels trying to avoid it, or if you opt for Jones Soda or Mexican Coke because of its “real” sugar, you may have been duped.

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Keeping infants sweet and warm to help the immunization go down - but is it a good idea?

Sucrose given to newborns prior to anticipated painful procedures has been used for many years now.  The pooled evidence as presented by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews concludes that “Sucrose is safe and effective for reducing procedural pain from single painful events (heel lance, venepuncture).”  As care providers for newborns in an Intensive care setting we have become accustomed to providing this sugar to infants prior to such procedures and there is no question that we note the benefit in both subjective assessment of pain and when using more objective scoring systems. 335 more words


Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Brown Sugar 101

We love the taste of brown sugar. It has a rich, mellow flavor that adds depth to our homemade graham crackers and deliocous cheesecake crusts. Recipes generally specify which type of sugar should be used: light or dark brown, confectioner’s or refined white sugar, which is usually just listed as sugar. 342 more words