You have to have been living under a rock for the last 50 years if you’re not already aware that sugar is just not that great for your overall health.
Here is the thing though: Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar is okay. Plant foods also have high amounts of fiber, essential minerals, and antioxidants, and dairy foods contain protein and calcium.
The problems can arise when you consume too much added sugar — that is, sugar that food manufacturers add to products to increase flavour or extend shelf life.
These problems range from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease and cancer, to name a few!