Sugar is a carbohydrate

Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy for the human body. In fact, glucose (a product of carbohydrate digestion) is essential to the function of the central nervous system. The essential role of carbohydrates, including sugar, as an important source of fuel for the body is nothing new. Sugar (sucrose), whether intact in fruits and vegetables or in the popular extracted and crystallized form, has been incorporated in the diets of humans throughout all of time.


There has been extensive research focused on soda or other caloric beverages and their role in health outcomes. While these studies provide data on the role that caloric beverages may have in health, these beverages are not a proxy for all the ways that sugar is consumed in the diet, and these studies should not be extrapolated to represent the role of sugar in health.

There has been extensive research focused on soda or other caloric beverages and their role in health outcomes. While these studies provide data on the role that caloric beverages may have in health, these beverages are not a proxy for all the ways that sugar is consumed in the diet, and these studies should not be extrapolated to represent the role of sugar in health.

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