The not-so-sweet truth about sugar

No form of sugar is healthier than the others. The best strategy is to practice moderation.

Published: March, 2021

Sugar comes in many varieties, including table sugar, honey, maple syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, molasses, and agave syrup.

This may have you wondering: is all sugar created equal, or is one of these options healthier than another?

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