Glucose

Sugar

Added Sugar
Details
Definition
A simple sugar usually derived from corn often added to foods in the form of dextrose.
AKAs
Glucose Syrup
Health Impact
Quickly raises blood sugar levels which can lead to blood sugar imbalances and related diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease. Excessive added sugar intake is associated with adverse health conditions, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory diseases. Excessive sugar consumption may trigger neuroadaptations in the brain that decouple eating behavior from caloric needs and leads to compulsive overeating. The American Heart Association suggests an added-sugar limit of no more than 24 grams of sugar for most women and no more than 36 grams of sugar for most men each day.
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