You add it to your morning cup of coffee. You bake it into pastries, cakes, and cookies. You even sprinkle it all over your breakfast cereal or your oatmeal for added “flavor.”
But that’s not all. It’s also hidden in some amazing “treats” that we consume on a daily basis, such as sodas, fruit juices, candies, and ice cream.
Yes, It’s none other than sugar. Most of us view sugary foods as tasty, satisfying, and irresistible treats. But I believe that there are three words that can more accurately describe sugar: toxic, addicting, and deadly. There are two types of sugar – natural sugar and added sugar. Natural sugar is found in fruits, milk and grains. Added sugar is the sugar that is added to processed foods and drinks, like cookies, cereals and soda.
In below infographic, learn exactly how added sugar affects the body and how to curb cravings with healthier choices.