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Sugar is good! Sugar is bad! Can you separate fact from fiction and pass our sugar quiz?

• 1.

### Your body processes brown sugar, sugar in the raw, white sugar and syrup differently.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
1 Tablespoon of each item has 12 or more grams of sugar per serving. When you eat sugar in these basic forms, it’s all absorbed and processed exactly the same way.

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• 2.

### How much sugar is acceptable in a daily diet according to the World Health Organization?

• A.

3-5%

• B.

6-10%

• C.

8-12%

• D.

11-15%

B. 6-10%
Explanation
The upper end of healthy sugar consumption according to the World Health organization is 6-10% of your total calories. That means if you’re eating a 2,000-calorie a day diet, you shouldn’t eat more than 40 to 55 grams of sugar.

The math works like this. Take the total calories you should eat daily and multiply by 10%. If you have 2,000 calories a day, that comes out to 200. Then take your answer (200) and divide by 4. (There are approximately 4 calories in each gram of sugar.) Your total is 50 grams of sugar a day.

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• 3.

### How many grams of sugar does the average American consume daily? (Based on 2005 figures from the Centers for Disease Control.)

• A.

85 Grams

• B.

129 Grams

• C.

153 Grams

• D.

187 Grams

D. 187 Grams
Explanation
The shocking number is 187 grams of sugar per day. Amazingly it’s even higher for many young adults who drink sugar filled soda. A single 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola has 39 grams of sugar in it.

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• 4.

### Sugar in foods is also called what?

• A.

Protein

• B.

Fat

• C.

Carbohydrates

C. Carbohydrates
Explanation
All sugars are a form of carbohydrate, but you shouldn’t just cut out carbs from your diet. Fiber is also a carbohydrate and the average person needs between 21 and 38 grams of fiber daily. The best choice is to ignore carbs, and count your sugar and fiber separately.

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• 5.

### High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is far more dangerous that traditional table sugar.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
There has been much speculation about how our bodies process high fructose corn syrup. But for those of you who are worried, as of October 2011, not a single definitive study has been published showing our bodies treat it any differently that ordinary white sugar.

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• 6.

### If you’re trying to cut back on sugar, one way is to look for foods higher in fiber.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Fiber slows down the digestion of food. When you eat things higher in fiber, your blood sugar and insulin levels remain more steady, helping you avoid a sugar crash. When you avoid the crash you’re less likely to be tired or crave more food as quickly.

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