Natural Sugar and Added Sugar, Described

 

Added Sugars vs Natural Sugars: What is the Difference? (Q&A)

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Sugar 101: Glucose vs. Fructose

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WTF is an “Added” Sugar?

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Added Sugars

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Natural Sugars vs Refined Sugars

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Added Sugar on the Nutrition Facts Label? Sweet!

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Natural sugars vs. added sugars

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Natural Sugars vs. Added Sugars

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The TRUTH on Fruit & Fructose

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Added Sugars

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Natural Sugars vs Refined Sugars

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Added Sugar on the Nutrition Facts Label? Sweet!

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Natural sugars vs. added sugars

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Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda?

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Your body is able to derive value from natural sugar, using it for fuel and absorbing vitamins and nutrients. Added sugars, meanwhile, are empty calories. They do not contain nutrients, which means they provide no benefit to your body.

In fact, differentiating between added sugars and natural sugars — just on food labels alone — could prevent nearly a million cases of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and save billions in health care costs in the U.S., according to an April 2019 study published in. The natural sugars found in fruit are accompanied by fiber, which slows the absorption into the bloodstream. Added sugars hit your.

What Are Natural Sugars? There are two types of sugars. One is Natural sugar and the other is added sugar.

Natural sugar occurs naturally in nature. This is not added additionally to your food. For example, You buy some apples from the market.

Those apples taste very sweet. Since they taste sweet it means there is the presence of sugar in there. The total grams of sugar listed in the nutrition facts doesn’t differentiate whether the sugars are coming from added or natural sources. The only thing a savvy consumer can do is read the.

The naturally occurring sugars in your foods, like your yogurt’s dairy sugar (lactose), or the sugar in an apple (fructose), aren’t counted, since they’re not added sugars. Why does added sugar. They all break down to fructose and glucose in your body and look and act identically. Added sugars are identical to natural sugars.

The only difference being the “other stuff” that comes with the natural sugars, since added sugars generally are not compounded with any additional ingredients. The take home message is all sugar is identical. Added Sugars. Added sugars include sugars that are added during the processing of foods (such as sucrose or dextrose), foods packaged as sweeteners (such as table sugar), sugars from syrups and.

On the Nutrition Facts panel, the line for sugars contains both the natural and added types as total grams of sugar. There are four calories in one gram, so if a product has 15 grams of sugar per serving, that’s 60 calories just from the sugar. SUGARS naturally occurring in fruits, vegetables and dairy are OKAY but SUGARS removed from their original source and ADDED to foods, we need to be wary of. ‘Free Sugars’ are those sugars that are removed from their original source and ADDED to foods usually as a sweetener or as a preservative for longer shelf life.

List of related literature:

Most natural sweeteners are obtained by either extracting or squeezing them from these plant sources and then purifying the natural sugars.

“The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen” by Cook's Illustrated
from The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen
by Cook’s Illustrated
America’s Test Kitchen, 2012

Sugars come in natural forms, such as lactose (milk sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar), and in refined forms, such as sucrose (table sugar).

“Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet, including Simplified Science and No-cook Meal Plans” by Maria Emmerich, Craig Emmerich
from Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet, including Simplified Science and No-cook Meal Plans
by Maria Emmerich, Craig Emmerich
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

· Nutritional aspects: fructose is a very sweet sugar and a sucrose/fructose syrup mixture used at a low level can provide both sweetness and a reduced calorie intake; in addition, fructose, like sorbitol, is absorbed only slowly into the bloodstream and its use in `diabetic’ yoghurt production is a clear possibility.

“Tamime and Robinson's Yoghurt: Science and Technology” by A. Y. Tamime, R K Robinson
from Tamime and Robinson’s Yoghurt: Science and Technology
by A. Y. Tamime, R K Robinson
Elsevier Science, 2007

Acid and heat also cause hydrolysis of sucrose, which is important in the commercial production of invert sugar, where sucrose is partially converted to glucose and fructose, thereby producing increased sweetness and water-binding ability.

“Food Biochemistry and Food Processing” by Benjamin K. Simpson, Leo M. L. Nollet, Fidel Toldrá, Gopinadhan Paliyath, Soottawat Benjakul, Y. H. Hui
from Food Biochemistry and Food Processing
by Benjamin K. Simpson, Leo M. L. Nollet, et. al.
Wiley, 2012

Natural Sweeteners Natural sweeteners such as honey and maple syrup contain monosaccharides and disaccharides that make them taste sweet.

“Nutrition” by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
from Nutrition
by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
Jones and Bartlett, 2004

Most “natural” sweeteners such as honey, dehydrated sugarcane juice, maple syrup, and date sugar are perceived as slightly better because they are less processed and retain a tiny amount of vitamins and minerals.

“The Stevia Deception: The Hidden Dangers of Low-Calorie Sweeteners” by Bruce Fife
from The Stevia Deception: The Hidden Dangers of Low-Calorie Sweeteners
by Bruce Fife
Piccadilly Books, Limited, 2017

Pure stevia and monk fruit extracts are approximately two hundred times sweeter than sugar, which means that when using an extract to replace the sugar in a recipe, you use a fraction of the amount of sugar called for.

“Eat Rich, Live Long: Mastering the Low-Carb & Keto Spectrum for Weight Loss and Longevity” by Ivor Cummins, Jeffry Gerber
from Eat Rich, Live Long: Mastering the Low-Carb & Keto Spectrum for Weight Loss and Longevity
by Ivor Cummins, Jeffry Gerber
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

Both are as natural as honey or maple syrup, yet they can be consumed without the negative effects of other common natural sweeteners because they are low on the glycemic index; that is, they have less effect on blood sugar.

“Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking: Meal Plans and Time Saving Paleo Recipes to Inspire Health and Shed Weight” by Maria Emmerich
from Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking: Meal Plans and Time Saving Paleo Recipes to Inspire Health and Shed Weight
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Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

The quantities of natural sugars in honey vary from one variety to the next, but all honeys contain a mixture of fructose, glucose, and sucrose sugars.

“Homebrewing For Dummies” by Marty Nachel
from Homebrewing For Dummies
by Marty Nachel
Wiley, 2008

For this reason, numerous food companies have reformulated their products to replace HFCS with other sweeteners, such as table sugar, honey, or natural fruit sugars.

“Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat” by David Julian McClements
from Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat
by David Julian McClements
Springer International Publishing, 2019

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  • Dr.Robert Lustig and other of these guys blame the Fructose used by the FOOD industry, not the fructose contained in fruits; generally, the fiber in the fruits is the one stopping your body from absorbing the excess fructose(down the toilet). FRUCTOSE is really treated as a TOXIC in your body so it has to be prioritized to be treated by your liver as it would treat ALCOHOL.Many of us have a compromised GUT so we tend to absorb higher doses of this toxic( and other plant toxins such as Oxalates)
    Look instead for Glycemic Index as a marker for those “Healthy” fruits. Yeah, there used to be a season for eating some fruits in the past but today they are always around so I’m not surprised so many of us end up putting on weight by overeating them.

  • One intetesting fact about sodas and other sugar added drinks in the US is that the purification levels of the water used to make them won’t even allow it to be consumed by humans. They say basically that the salts and other added components of the drinks would kill all patogens in the water, and that’s one of the main reasons sodas are cheaper than juice and sometimes cheaper than purified bottled water too.

  • Fructose downside: it turns into fat in the liver, which is much more dangerous than fat on your body and also an invisible health risc.

    Glucose downside: it makes your blood sugar peek very fast which can cause insulin intolerance leading to diabetes

    Soft Drink industry uses higher levels of fructose (like in high fructose corn syrup’s with >60% fructose) since it makes their products taste much sweeter than normal suger (50% fructose / 50% glucose)
    The food and snack industry also add a lot of sugar (and salt) to make their products more desirable (addiction and cravings lead to more profit).

    Solution: avoid drinking too much soft drinks, avoid (unhealthy) snacking too much, read the label of processed food to avoid the added sugar and avoid using too much table sugar yourself.
    Instead eat real food sources like fruit and vegetables, meat (or protein from legumes), whole grains and just home cooked meals in general.

  • There is a likely a strong case to be made here, but to state that the apple has “bio active compounds, some of them probably haven’t even been discovered yet, that do positive things to our health” clearly shows a bias that undermines the point of the video. For all we know there are undiscovered bio active compounds that we haven’t discovered yet that are harmful. Just leave that reaching statement out of your discourse.

  • Hank you really need to think about how you portray your thoughts. So many people will see your video, and only really hear ‘fruit juice and sprite are the same’ and not realise you are talking about the chemical make up of the sugars rather than quantity. You have good valid points, but such confusing trains of thought. I have noticed this to be a problem with a lot of your videos and a lot of scishow videos. Please If you want to make positive change in the world, you need to stop adding to the confusion.

  • Fructose breaks down to Sucrose then into Glucose so the point of this video is redundant, Carbs are Carbs, They still have a glyxemic index and should be managed like any other macronutrient, this is such bullshit much like metabolic damage which doesn’t exist.

  • why can they just stop adding added sugars to all the food or snacks we eat, they know that is bad for our health and there still putting added sugars to the food we eat, that’s why we are seeing an increase of people with diabetes, heart disease, and other medical conditions, are you trying to kill us or what, they should just stop with this added sugars, they should stop, stop, stop, that’s a no no ����������

  • Subscribed just cuz ur damn skin is brighter than my newborn son. I just got into this fruit thing like three days ago and last night I slept like a baby and did two hours OT at work and felt great. In a great mood all day. Fruits are energy and so tasty. Win win.

  • **Could someone please explain to me why raw sugar is more expensive than highly processed, and refined sugar. Shouldn’t it not be cheaper to buy raw sugar since there isn’t as many inputs into producing it? No one has given me an explanation for this. Should it not be cheaper for raw, and unprocessed sugar**

  • …love videos that get straight to the point like this one. What you explained so simple others have tried and are all over the place…never making it plain. Thankyou

  • Yes when I was like 6 years old I thought orange juice was healthier than soda, the one I was like eight-years-old I realize that was only partially true.

    I don’t know if it was the media that help me figure this out but I don’t think everyone is oblivious to this.

    Actually I think Coca-Cola wants us to believe what you’re trying say is normal, because then what we know is correct but they are also controlling it.

    that way they can convince us to either keep drinking Coca-Cola or manipulate us in some other way.

  • Not true. If what you said was true, then I wouldn’t have needed to take insulin when I was eating a raw Fruitarian diet. I’m a T1 juvenile diabetic (29yrs).. Any fruit over the amount of 15g of carbohydrates is in it, then it will raise your blood sugar. Any carbohydrates turns into sugar in the blood & when you have over 15g then a non diabetic would release insulin from their pancreas. A diabetic would have to take a shot just like I did. This is almost 30yrs of experience as a diabetic myself. Veganism/Fruitarianism is a bad choice

  • As a diabetic, I can assure you that all carbohydrates mono and disaccharides (sugars) and polysaccharides (starches) are metabolized the same way. Simple and complex carbs are all quickly broken down into glucose, the basic fuel for cellular life. “Sugar” is an elastic, generic, and mostly meaningless term for simple carbohydrate, and as such is misleading as applied to nutrition labels. For nutrition information, it is the total carbohydrate content of the food that matters, or, if you’re really reading labels, the net carbs which is the total carbohydrate minus the (indigestible carbohydrate) fiber.

  • Not scientific at all but Coca-Cola donated an absurd amount of money to charity in the past years. Does that mean that their drink is good for you? No, but you can’t just say that you wished that it didn’t exist. There would be so many different things that we wouldn’t have today.

  • Glucose and fructose aren’t functionally equivalent when absorbed in large amounts rapidly (like when you drink 8+ ounces of fruit juice or regular soda). In smaller doses the individual cells just take it and whack it with fructose kinase to make use of it themselves. In larger doses, making the conversion to glucose becomes the job of the liver, and it can become a serious strain on it, which leads to a lot of complications, some of which surprisingly involve fat and cholesterol. My understanding is that 50-50 glucose: fructose ratios (such as in sucrose) don’t have this problem very much but I don’t really understand the mechanism.

  • An added sugar is any sugar not found in the respective ingredients. At least outside of the united bays of pigs. Seriously, look at Swedish food labels.

  • Agree. Fruits have everything we need, tonnes of nutrients, water, vitamins, minerals, fibers also. Compared to chocolate bar? yuck

  • I know whole fruits are better than fruit juices because they contain fiber however, whole fruits are much more expensive and have a short shelf life. Is drinking 100% fruit juices in conjunction with a high fiber grain-based diet as beneficial as eating whole fruits? Educated responses welcome?

  • When talking about sugar whether it’s “natural” or refined it is still sugar. Think about it this way you can make refined sugar from apples. They don’t b/c it is not cost effective. The sugar from apples is not any more healthy than the sugar from cane, sugar beet or even honey. It’s sugar no matter what it’s just isolated from the plant. So while you get vitamins, minerals from apples do not think for a second that the sugar in the apple becomes magically more healthy. It’s almost on par with asking what is more healthy vodka and orange juice or vodka and sprite?

  • Almost every processed package & can food products have process sugar added, which is also added to our daily Intake of natural sugars we receive from fruits and other natural sources. However, the natural sugar from fruits has a positive affect on our bodies. Fruits are nutrients, vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants for our whole bodies that not only fight against inflammation, but helps in our digestive system, which also improves our metabolism. I stop eating process sugar, majority of package & process foods, and eat a lot of fruits/ vegetables, grains, nuts, & fish in my diet for 3 years. I’m the healthiest I ever been. I use to weight 234lbs and now I weight 168. I do not work out at the gym. I only walk everyday too and from work (30min. walk) and regular daily movement.

  • Thankfully, when you eat refined sugar you are most likely eating something else with it, like cookies or whatever. So you’re not extracting anything from your organs. Most stuff have vitamins and whatnot. So all that talk against refined sugar is just bullshit.

  • I eat about 400 grams of pure fructose carbs per day + 200 grams of other carbs.
    and all the fructose are 100% natural from perfect juices that are 100% real fruits.
    And it give me alot muscles.

  • You can’t take one part of the fruit and study on that alone. Unlike fucking candy bars, fruit is full of fiber, and fiber counter balances fructose.

  • Only non-health conscious folks will argue one sugar being superior than another… if you’re consuming sugar that is added to food (as in not naturally present), you’re wrong. Sugar in a cob of corn? Much different from corn syrup. Orange versus orange juice? Where’s the fiber in the juice to slow down the spikes in blood glucose? I promise you can drink way more orange juice, than the same amount of whole oranges used to produce an equivalent amount of juice (it’s 12-15 oranges for a 12 oz cup of juice. So go on and eat 12-15 oranges while we wait) ��
    This food ignorance has led to the path of preventable disease like type II diabetes.

  • PSEUDO-SCIENCE ALERT:
    Uhhh, I’m not sure what your background is but it is NOT nutrition or biology. If it were, you would know that you cannot measure fructose consumption via glucose tests. Glucose test are for…ready for this…GLUCOSE! It checks glucose levels in the blood, and insulin reacts only to GLUCOSE. Fructose. which you weirdly said yourself, is not regulated by insulin, it transports straight to the liver (a small portion is metabolized in the kidney and intestines if the liver is overwhelmed).

    Yes, we can eat fruit under NORMAL HEALTH CIRCUMSTANCES, however, if you are overweight, suffering from fatty liver disease, low HDL, high triglycerides, and/or gout, fruit should be minimized to allow the body to clear out the liver and lower lipids in the blood and fat storage cells.

  • Gen 1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

    The Creator knows what he is doing.

  • don’t group real farmers with the citrus syndicate. Go to the store and find a processed food without citric acid. The citrus mafia has its fingers in most of the food supply.

  • I think fruits are great, but they shall be eaten in season, because that is how nature gave it to us to begin with. I k know is hard to find but you shall balance the consume of fruits if you can’t get the natural in season

  • I think it’s notable to point out that yes there is no difference between sugar in say coke or any other soda and fruit juice but while there is no difference between the sugars in whole fruit and soda, who fruit has lots of fiber which slows the release of sugar into the body and helps negate a large number of detriment from sugar due to a paced release from the present fiber.

    I’m not saying anything you said is wrong it’s just I felt the disclaimer should be noted because I don’t want people watching this video and realizing how much sugar is in fruit and then staying away from fruit and thinking it’s entirely unhealthy.

  • So goes off and consumes a bunch of grapes, picks some peaches of the tree to eat. Raids the fruit bowl of all its bananas. Peel sit back and enjoy.

  • Watch the diabetic guy test bananas one day and chocolate bars next day then test his levels….bananas nearly killed him. Chocolate was a little better. Plus he looks a lot healthier than your good self.

  • Your brain sounds a little slow..bananiac is very fitting lol. And that muscle tone? Come on man who would actually take this advice..except…another like you! lol

  • Thanks a lot man I just bought four dozen apples a dozen bananas no protein whatsoever and I love it I can’t eat enough apples I swear I’m getting ready to do some white rice with sauteed mushrooms

  • But its not just juice most of all our products that claim to “healthy” have a crap ton of sugar. Big companies fund research that states that weight gain is correlated to calories but its sugar. Take notice of how much sugar is in the food you eat. The amount we should consume for woman is 25g for men its 32g. Also fun fact Mountain Dew has 19 teaspoons of sugar.

  • If you just eat ONE apple, a WHOLE apple together with yout meat then it’s fine bcs it’s not that much plus you have fiber to it. The rest of your meal will trigger leptin so you won’t overeat. You’ll get some fiber and not that much fructose. Just don’t juice 10 apples and drink that as a meal substitute. That would be a lot of fructose without any fiber. Unnecissary and inducing insulin too much. So yeah.

  • why can they just stop adding added sugars to all the food or snacks we eat, they know that is bad for our health and there still putting added sugars to the food we eat, that’s why we are seeing an increase of people with diabetes, heart disease, and other medical conditions, are you trying to kill us or what, they should just stop with this added sugars, they should stop, stop, stop, that’s a no no ����������

  • Also you fools are eating fruit that has been SHAPEd by man. Seedless sweeter brighter etc. If you saw…95% of the fruit you eat in its natural state you Should quickly wonder wtf you are wasting your time for.

  • Fruit isn’t as natural as it once was. It’s been cultivated to look and be sweeter than its natural origin. The world in health is in a bad state. You mite be able to have a piece of fruit here and there but you tell people it’s okay.. they think they can eat more fruit now. We’re can we see the proof of what your saying and the research to back it up. Way of from being convinced from this.. only a small percentage of the population has a good metabolism to handle what your saying.

  • Every day I eat a kiwifruit with my breakfast then two small apples with my dinner and then two bananas with my supper so I hope that fruit is good to eat rather than bad.

  • I was astonished to find such a great video that actualy spoke the truth UNTIL u mentioned about the honey which im sorry but I dont agree is a “natural” food. There are a range of natural sugars like maple syrup or coconut syrup that are far healthier then sugar and are truely natural because they are derived from plants

  • Y’know its weird at first I thought “Why would coke allow Food and Drug Administration to exist if they’re such a big scary rulemakers.” Then I realised if the Food and Drug Administration actually worked they would’ve made them put it on the front in big bold letters, cutting into their trademark.

  • Thankfully, when you eat refined sugar you are most likely eating something else with it, like cookies or whatever. So you’re not extracting anything from your organs. Most stuff have vitamins and whatnot. So all that talk against refined sugar is just bullshit.

  • Someone doesn’t have a clue on how & why the body produces insulin. It’s to keep the blood glucose levels down in the blood. It’s not normal to have high levels of sugar in the blood. Yes the liver stores a lot of fructose that it can but it can NOT store it all if we consume too much or it would give you a liver disease or make you have fatty liver. If you have too much in your blood then you will get a jolt of energy & start burning it off doing some form of exercises or playing or something, like many sugar heads do. Then you might start peeing a lot to get rid of the extra sugar if you have too much. This is the body’s natural way of getting rid of things.. If you’re not a diabetic then your pancreas will send out the hormone insulin to bring your blood glucose back down to normal & then the person would get a crash in energy yet again. This happens with high sugary fruits too. Especially fruits like mangoes, watermelon, apples. Anything over 15g of carbohydrates will raise the blood sugar.

  • I “liked” until you mentioned “space”. There is no “space”, What is wrong with you? Haven’t you awakened up from the lie that the controllers have fed us since kindergarten? Watch “200 proofs of flat earth”. I don’t particularly like Eric Duday but many have copied his video and you might watch one of those. Ten minutes into it I guarantee you will see the logic in it and be converted. Don’t just laugh at it like I did at first, that is what you have been taught to do. Go check it out so you won’t be standing on ground made only out of IGNORance.

  • ILL INFORMED VIDEO. Please be careful not to generalize for all people! Fruit sends my blood sugar through the roof!!! Your video can do harm to diabetics, dude!

  • You’re wrong.
    But then you’re a vegan, so I’m unsurprised.
    You clearly haven’t watched Dr Lustig’s long scientific lectures on fructose. He says similar things regarding eating fructose as nature intended, in the form of whole fruits. So why put him up there? Your NONSENSE (bullshite) views on clean animal protein and fat?? Are just uninformed as hell.
    Get going bucko.

  • Health organizations generally only recommend about 15-25g of ADDED SUGAR a day, not to be confused with natural sugar. Seems you can eat all the fruit you want as l9ng as it fits your macros

  • 4:46 What a load of fucking bullshit.
    My family grew up a farm eating meat, dairy, eggs, plants(fermented vegetables), beans, corn….Basically natural food.

    And they all lived long healthy lives with no sickness.
    When they died, it was peaceful.
    No cancers, diabetes, dementia, just pass away in their sleep or something else.

    You vegans blame meat and have no fucking clue about anything.

    Meat and fat are perfectly healthy.

  • Sure fruit has health properties, but so does wine, tobacco, cannabis, sex. But when you overindulge in them, you will fall victim to addiction. When you’re addicted, you can’t govern your indulgence and you will start to wither. Eating only fruit is plain bad just because u become addicted to sugar. And if you think your not addicted to sugar, try and not eat a single gram for 3 days. I guarantee it will drive you crazy!!!! Lol

  • My mom just came by and dropped off 15 bananas that were about to go bad. I just ate all 15 because I didn’t want them to go to waste. The feeling I get when I drink a soda or something is a million times different than when I eat a ton of fruit.

  • I have seen the articles that say fructose in fruit does not spike blood sugar but then I saw this
    https://youtu.be/_fqpD3v_aOQ
    So what to believe?

  • Why can they just stop adding added sugars to all the foods we eat, they are killing us, if they know that that’s not good for our body they should stop the added sugars, stop stop stop, that’s a no no ☹️☹️����

  • A typical glass of apple juice is worse for your body than a Coke. But should they have done nothing to inform the public? So in absence of a perfect solution they should have done nothing?

  • **Could someone please explain to me why raw sugar is more expensive than highly processed, and refined sugar. Shouldn’t it not be cheaper to buy raw sugar since there isn’t as many inputs into producing it? No one has given me an explanation for this. Should it not be cheaper for raw, and unprocessed sugar**

  • …love videos that get straight to the point like this one. What you explained so simple others have tried and are all over the place…never making it plain. Thankyou

  • I think another possible reason the “added sugars” exists is somewhat along the lines of what you mentioned with fiber content, and possibly because of other fruit components we know about and maybe others we don’t that benefit us or compliment the sugars in some way. This could be a basic attempt to show how healthy a drink might be based on that clue to sugar source, but yeah if anything removing that and further elaborating nutrition facts to include fiber and such could be a direction to go with it

  • the label total sugars exist to distinguish between natural sugars which come from certain food products ad added sugars by the company. this is some sort of a universal label or something meaning all companies regardless of what they make must catagorize the sugars in their drinks in to natural or added sugars… now the label makes sense

  • All sugar is very similar in the way that it’s basically poison, but high fructose corn syrup is special in the way that it takes a toll on your liver.

  • This video causes more confusion. You are not talking about the fructose obtained from fruit. You are talking about high fructose corn syrup. There is a huge huge huge difference. This is why people are confused. When you say the word “FRUCTOSE” you have to state whether you are talking about the fructose from whole natural fruits or the processed hight fructose corn syrup. Be a scientist. Do a test on your own body. Eat only fruit for two weeks and see what happens.

  • Well most of the cells in our body can’t actually process fructose so it’s most completely metabolised in the liver essentially the liver converts
    fructose to energy this energy can’t leave because of its molecular makeup and if there’s any excess fructose after the energy conversion the liver stores it as
    glycogen which can be broken down into glucose and sent to other cells for use, the liver can only store so much glycogen once it’s fully stocked the
    extra fructose is used to create triglycerides which can be moved outside of the liver for long-term storage as fat so based on this fruits which
    contain a lot of fructose must be bad? well actually no not at all fruits are loaded with water fiber and other nutrients so they take a while to digest therefore their fructose hits deliver. fructose is not unhealthy when it’s consumed in moderation in the form of whole foods like fruits and vegetables Don’t know whats this bread talk all about maybe its good if you were going for a sprint so the body can use that glucose right away. There isn’t such good or bad its just about the quantity and time you consume it.

  • You’re right except fructose is not metabolized the same way as glucose and other simple sugars. Fructose, fruit sugar, is metabolized by the liver and is treated as a toxin by the body in a similar fashion as alchohol. The difference between HFCS and sucrose is very small though, 50-50 fructose to glucose ratio in table sugar, sucrose, vs 60-40 in HFCS.

  • Its actually incorrect. There was a guy in the sugar film? Who kept his calories the same but bumped sugar and gained 16.16lbs (about 8 kg) it’s part of a video where the guy breaks down the bio mechanics of carbs fats fructose and ethanol

  • 10 years ��

    Then why do dr’s say eat fruit? You might as well forget fruit high in fiber like —> pineapple, watermelon ( high in fiber aids digestion ) especially when you haven’t been able to go to the bathroom, ( Not talking about urinating ) an your stool is loose or pebbles, hard to pass. ( your backed up ). If fruit & fruits high in fiber aid digestion then why would you say avoid it? You might as well take Metamucil ( fiber drink ) to pass the spent food ( stool or as modern people say poop ) #SquattyPotty

  • Hm I disagree, Hank. Not because I think some sugars are better than others or whatever, but because of the other things at work in the system when it comes to adding sugar. When you produce cheap sugar cane and pesticide-drenched corn from places with bad labor policies and then ship it using fossil fuels you wouldn’t be using if you used one whole fruit for your products, there’s probably more bad impacts happenign there. It’s a roundabout way to see how much fossil fuel might be used to make a product…sort of.

  • For the record: added sugar can actually come from fruits, weirdly… Look into de-ionized fruit juice, that’s pretty much the sugar out of fruits.

  • since I stopped to eat fruit, my life became super better, fructose molecule is fructose molecule no matter if it comes from process or fruit, fructose is fructose

  • An actual orange (eaten whole with all of the pulp) is digested differently than orange juice though. It doesn’t spike your blood sugar as much.

  • The sugars in a fruit are different then the sugars in a Coke. The orange juice you are drinking is not just orange juice. It has alot of added extra sugars. There sugars do nothing for you. You can benefits from the sugars from An apple picked off a tree. Just not too much. Everything in moderation.

  • You’re biased. You really are and you should know better. Stop drinking it, coke, because ti’s bad for you. Sucrose and glucose and fructose and lactose are chemically different sugars. Saccharin is also sugar. High fructose corn syrup is just sugar. Just stop it and stop trying to make space for it by ranting. Just stop it!! We love you and it’s doing you harm.

  • Added sugars are based on the WHO report which found differences between added sugars and intrinsic sugars in fruit. Refined and isolated carbohydrates were found to correlate with obesity, intrinsic is not. Fruit juices while not added are refined, apples themselves have sugars. The AHA, CDC, and others all make this distinction. The mechanisms can be different in the same way that complex carbohydrates are different, as they occur distributed among starches, roughage, and with other nutrients. The difference is that added sugars cannot be said to have value, and can be statistically shown to have much stronger effects with negative health. Before any other organizations with ulterior motives got a handle on this, it was already being looked at.

  • Sugar is not inherently “bad” is itwer. Our bodies cells use sugar as fuel. We just happen to consume waaay to much of it, and the excess that is not burned is stored as fat for use during times of starvation. Sugar is not bad!

  • the argumentation is sound, but i don’t think the label was intended for products like coca cola. everything in coca cola is “added”.
    with fruit juice the question is more about the amount of sugar content. some example orange juice is pressed from oranges and to enhance and homogenize the taste between seasons, different sources and so on, the producer “adds” extra ingridients.
    so the intend of the label i think is more to make it easier to identify if an orange juice has extra “added” sugar over an orange juice fresh pressed from an orange.
    if that intend was successfully implementet is questionable, that’s true.

  • Hey ding-dong, bleached white crap is added sugar, where as what’s found in OJ is NOT. Very simple distinction, why would you intentionally blind yourself to that?

  • Sodium is a big deal! and eating a piece of fruit isn’t the same as drinking juice. Fruit is healthy. I should have just googled the answer to this instead of watching this video. A lot of rambling bs

  • This might be true in America, but here in Australia it isn’t entirely applicable (although we don’t have the added sugar label), because coke here contains cane sugar in place of high-fructose corn syrup, which is sucrose rather than the same fructose found in fruits, and these are actually chemically different and metabolised differently by the body.

  • there is a great difference in sugar level between blueberries wich is low and other fruits
    most juices have refined sugar added
    orange juice attacks the teeth

    mango and strawberry are far better than oranges, less sugar and more vitamins

  • Enjoyed the video, cool debatable topic. Although there are few misconceptions. One, and a very important one, is that added sugars are relatively the same as just sugars. The added sugar in Coca-Cola is not the same as the sugar and an orange. The sugar in an orange is a natural sugar that the orange produces. The added sugar in Coca-Cola is a man-made sugar linked to, just to name a few, diabetes, gout, tumors. They are two very different things. Though, not to say that some orange juice does have added sugar in it as well. But ‘added sugar’ and just ‘sugar’ or not the same, or shouldn’t be used in the same way at all.

  • 0:30 actually, I have kind of gotten tired of Coke and started switching to Welch’s Grape Juice, or actually Blackbarry Grape.
    7:51 wait? what? Caffeen is addictive? /emote looks at coke in frig.
    But I don’t feel like getting another glass… I already had one today… /emote closes frig

  • Natural sugar is metabolized by your body differently than added sugar in fruits. Because of the other contributors in fruits that slow down the consumption of your intake of fructose. It’s a lot easier to eat a whole tub of ice cream than 4 apples. You’ll stop at one large apple. Because of the fiber, therefore consuming less sugars. Refined sugars are certainly different than all natural sugar when it comes to quantitative overall intake in one sitting that affects your body. So you you go ahead and keep drinking Coke and eating Skittles. I’ll stick to apples and oranges. We’ll see who lives longer.

  • Cannot overeat?
    sorry babe but i would usually eat 20 oranges a day in the winter
    although i was looking and feeling very fit at the time

  • I wonder what the Coca-Cola from Mexico says about sugar on its label if I’m not mistaken I believe Mexico Coca-Cola has just plain cane sugar I might be wrong do you know if there’s a difference between American Coca-Cola and Mexican Coca-Cola?

  • Please also remember that Coca-Cola Classic contains 2.83 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce, so drinking a can of Coke that has the same amount of fructose/sugar as an orange juice is metabolized differently when added caffeine comes into effect.

  • Okay so there’s less sugar in fruit and fruit has other qualities.. as we all know.. but the title leads me to think you were going to say why the sugar in fruit is different to the sugar in “soda”. Just the sugar aspect alone. Since the title was “Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda?”.

  • Hi Hank, don’t know if you actually read these but just in case…

    You are only partially right about high fructose corn syrup being the same to our bodies as natural sugars.

    You are correct that they are metabolized the same.

    But there is some evidence that what we eat and drink conditions our palate for more of the same. Remember where you said “it tastes better”? Yeah. HFCS is sweeter than any sugars found in nature, including fresh squeezed juice.

    Processed juice is way sweeter than natural juice because there tends to be less water to sugar, something in the way they process it. Also (and I don’t know if this is still true but it was a few years ago) there are certain classes of food that the fda allows to alter without labeling it. For example, orange juice companies are (were?) allowed to add additional sugar to concentrate while still labeling it 100% juice because they add sugar extracted from the oranges. You’re from Orlando so I assume you can taste the difference between a roadside fresh orange juice and a grocery store oj. It’s not only freshness, it’s also that there’s less processing to change the components and proportions of flavors.

    Most artificial sweeteners, by the way, are exponentially sweeter than even HFCS. Which is why they’re starting to say that diabetic people should avoid those too.

    If you do the “no sugar challenge” you are expected to give up anything with “Added sugar”, plus any natural sugar that is all sugar (like honey) and all juices and boozes. I did it for a month and it does (@ least temporarily) change your palate so that things like strawberries taste amazingly sweet after a week or two.

    And doing the challenge made me start researching just how horrible manufactured food is for you. (I dislike the term processed food because all food is processed in some way, even if it’s just cleaning, inspecting and shipping.)

    So while you are right in that all food labels are manipulated by politician agendas and therefore contain a certain percentage of shenanigans, there is a difference between eating something that is naturally sweet vs something that is extra sweet. Not in how we metabolize the sugar but in how it conditions us to want sweeter food. The big guys have whole food science departments literally trying to figure out how to trigger our brains to be addicted to their products. Sugar is a large tool in that arsenal.

  • I know I’m late to this but as a type 1 diabetic its slightly helpful to have “no added sugars” it at least helpful for me to that I’m eating the amount of sugar thats in an apple verses a bag of sugar. Especially when it comes to baked goods.

  • As someone who drinks way too much Coke Zero, this deterrent is *completely useless*, due to the fact that aspartame apparently doesn’t count as an “added sugar” or any kind of sugar for that matter. So it’s all zeroes on the Zero label…