Sugar - What You Need to Know

It is common knowledge that sugar is bad for you and that highly refined sugar added to cereals and foods is not good for you. At the same time, it seems impossible to totally avoid it, and certainly, there must be "healthier" versions of sugar, right?

Today’s leading health experts, doctors and scientists all agree: sugar is a leading cause of disease. Everything from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to ADHD and cancer has been linked to sugar consumption. In a very short period of time, we’ve gone from an average of 20 teaspoons of added sugar per person, per year to about 150 pounds per person, per year. That's a half pound a day for every man, woman, and child in America! I don't know about you, but that leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

The question to ask is, are there better and worse versions of sugar? The short answer is: yes! In fact, I’m going to list them from worst to best and explain why some forms of sugar are unhealthy and what makes others better for you.

The list begins with the absolute worst form of sugar...