What Type Of Sugars Should We Eat?

Our food products tend to contain either natural sugars or added sugars.

The nutrition label does not make it clear which sugars are natural and which have been added to the product. The best way to check for added sugars is to look at the ingredients list. If you see the terms fructose, lactose, sucrose, glucose, or maltose, these are sugars.

Having foods with natural sugars is not a big issue so long as you are eating a balanced diet and consuming appropriate portion sizes.