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The not-so-sweet truth about sugar

March 01, 2021

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


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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