Naturally occurring sugars vs added sugars

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Naturally occurring sugars vs added sugars

Let's speak a little bit about sugars. 

There are two types of sugars in foods: naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars.

  • Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose).
  • Added sugars include any sugars or caloric sweeteners that are added to foods or beverages during processing or preparation (such as putting sugar in your coffee, adding into your dough, or adding sugar to your cereal). Added sugars (or added sweeteners) can include natural sugars such as white sugar, brown sugar, and honey, as well as other caloric sweeteners that are chemically manufactured (such as high fructose corn syrup). 

How to read nutrition facts table

Total sugars: Include both added sugars and natural sugars

Added sugars: These are the sugars you want to reduce or eliminate

Naturally occurring sugars are usually found in milk, which calls lactose, and fruit which calls fructose.

Here are some different names of added sugar: Brown sugar, corn sweetener, turbinado sugar, corn syrup, fruit juice concentrates, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, invert sugar, malt sugar, molasses, raw sugar, sugar, dextrose.

Do we need to reduce the sugar

Although sugar is not harmful in small quantities, however, you want to reduce added sugar, as those don't contribute additional nutrients to our bodies. 

What about  sugar in XMORE cookie dough

Our chocolate chip cookie dough contains only 1g of added sugar per serving size (30g). This is coming from dark chocolate chips and we actually don't add any sugar directly into our batch. 

Total sugars per serving size are 3g in 30g product, including 1g of added sugar. 

The American Heart association's recommended daily limit for added sugars are following

  • Men - not more than 36 grams
  • Women - not more than 25 grams

So to conclude if you enjoy one cup of our delicious cookie dough, you will get only 10 grams of added sugars, so you still have room for some more  

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Here are some links to learn more about sugar: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sugar/sugar-101
https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/added-sugar-natural-sugar-guide
Eat balanced food and stay active folks.

 


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