Quick Guide to Refined Sugar


Refined sugar is processed raw sugar.
It’s easy for the body to digest and breakdown and causes blood sugar spikes quickly.
Remember this when reading your food labels:
1 tsp sugar = 4.2 g sugar = 16 calories/67 Kj

The WHO recommends 25g/6 tsp sugar per day

Added refined sugar can go by these names on food labels:
fructose, corn syrup, palm sugar, rice syrup, malt syrup…

For a full list, see this choice sugar labelling article.

Refined sugars we use in cooking are: corn syrup, table sugar, white sugar, granulated sugar, confectioners sugar/powdered sugar.

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