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Eating Too Much Sugar Causes Diabetes?

Sugar, It’s Not Just Sweet Enough!

What is sugar?

What is sugar

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Sugar is also known as simple carbohydrate. Most of the energy that our body need comes from carbohydrate. It can be separated into two types based on its chemical structure and that is simple and complex carbohydrate. Many people are still confused about the differences between simple and complex carbohydrate.

Simple carbohydrates or simple sugars will be broken down and digested very quickly. They mainly contain refined sugars and very few essential vitamins and minerals. Under simple carbohydrates are monosaccharide and the disaccharide groups.

Public is used to the word “sugar” as cane sugar. It was first used by men in Polynesia from where it spreaded to India in 510 BC. It is now produced in 121 countries and global production now exceeds 120 million tonnes a year. Cane sugar is widely used to bring sweetness to the food and drink. The white stuff that came from cane sugar is called sucrose.

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The above figure shows the classification of carbohydrate. Sucrose is liste