Sweet Facts About Sugar (Infographic)

Submitted by: SimeOs 6 years ago

We all know sugar is sweet, but it has an unsavory side, too.
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Female 1,077
@CrakrJak

I love bio lessons :D do more of these.

I always get happy knowing these don`t apply to me. I hate soda and despite the fact that my mother is a French pastry chef, I don`t like sweets at all.
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Male 17,512
Vanadil: Well beer is mostly water, as is soda, So you won`t find much difference there. The water was basically used as a counterweight on scales and to make measurements on cups, pots and bottles.

If it has `fl. oz. that means fluid ounces by volume. The weight of the container makes no difference since it is a volume measurement not a weight measurement.



A can that shows both volume measures.
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Male 151
"Vanadil: we have weight ounces and fluid ounces here. The connection is 1 Pint = 1 Pound of water, and there are 16 units in each, So 1 fluid ounce of water = 1 ounce of weight but this only applies to water. Yeah, I agree it`s a bit confusing for you metric users."


Thank you for explaining in such a polite way :). Does it also take into consideration the weight of the container it`s in though? lol. And as you say, it only counts for water and not other liquids (such as oil or beer?) It does seem very odd.

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Male 17,512
Vanadil: we have weight ounces and fluid ounces here. The connection is 1 Pint = 1 Pound of water, and there are 16 units in each, So 1 fluid ounce of water = 1 ounce of weight but this only applies to water. Yeah, I agree it`s a bit confusing for you metric users.
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Male 151
Is it wrong that I`m eating a bar of chocolate drinking 500mls of coke reading this? :D

Also, America, Please stop measuirng fluids in weight! They have volume! So much more sense.
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Male 17,512
BigMordecai: There has been research done that points to diet soda not only not helping obesity, but actually increasing the chances of getting diabetes.

The problem happens like this. You drink regular soda and the sweet taste signals your brain to get trigger a mechanism in your pancreas to produce insulin. Why ? Because insulin is necessary to metabolize sugars into energy.

You switch to drinking diet soda with aspartame, The same signals are sent, Your pancreas produces insulin but it isn`t needed.

Eventually your brain realizes that the signals it`s getting from your tastebuds are false and slowly decreases the amount of insulin produced, Until one day it barely sends the signal at all.

Unfortunately if you do eat something sweet during this time when your signals are low and you don`t produce insulin, Well then the only thing your body can do at this point, With insufficient insulin, Is turn that sugar into fat.
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Male 336
sugar makes my teeth hurt. how`s that reward system work?
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Female 130
there is nothing wrong with sugar in moderation. if people cannot understand that, it`s their own problem if they get obese and type 2 diabetes. also, artificial sugars aren`t good for you by any means. it`s worse for you than sugar, unless you have diabetes.
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Male 94
Aspartame isn`t that bad for you. We can measure the scientific research against the claims that aspartame is bad for you by weight by this point. Gorging yourself on anything is bad though. Also this article is overexerting though sugar is still bad for you though most of our sugars have been replaced by corn syrup. Many many faulty conclusions. Fructose is simple Glucose + Sucrose which is the main component. Its the simplest energy practically making it a preference, but for the same reasons it is bad.
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Male 155
legal crack
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Male 17,512
JeffBeau: Agreed, Most of our food these days is chemically engineered to make it as cheap and tasty as possible.

I`ve been using sweetener a from the Stevia plant, In my iced tea lately, It`s natural and tastes good without the calories of sugar.
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Male 180
Worse than white sugar and corn syrup is aspartame which is engineered and toxic to the human body.

Jif, Peter Pan, Skippy, et al take the peanut oil out of the peanut butter and replace it with shortening (partially hydrogenated oil) and then dump in some sugar or corn syrup to make it palatable. Then they sell the peanut oil separately.

If you want delicious peanut butter, look for the kind you have to stir.
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Male 599
oz as in liquid ounces, i believe 2 oz is a shot?
and sugar is not addictive, just because something makes you happy does not mean its addictive.
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Female 38
This picture is such an eyesore... its ugly...
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Male 36
Only one of those sources is even remotely close to a primary resource, and none of them are studies. I don`t condone eating refined sugar, the industry is extremely polluting. The sugar refineries in the Bay Area pollute more than the Chemical refineries there. Read primary scientific studies for yourself. This is almost all bullpoo. It is all skewed to scare you. This is coming from someone who doesn`t even like sweet things in the least (I have to force myself to eat fruit even)
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Male 38
No, OZ is a volume measurement in America. 64 oz would be 1.89... Liters.
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Male 336
wait... 64 oz? Are they trying to say there are 4 pound cans of pop?
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Female 1,623
Man, now I`m gonna feel even more guilty when I eat a cookie or something like that.
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Male 784
I make my food form my
favorite ingrediense: scratch
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Male 3,296
not me... i gave up soda about 2 years ago, now i only drink the god`s liquid, water.
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Male 102
"sweet"!
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Female 535
I don`t even really drink soda, so I`m good on that end, at least. I consume a can/cup of soda maybe twice every half year.
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Male 14,332
This just in everythings killing us! Sugars great I like to coat bacon in it before deep frying it. Common without sugar we wouldn`t have.......
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Male 211
thanks for making me put down my oreo IAB
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Male 17,512
sbeelz: Actually refined sugar is not used in most soft drinks and foods these days. High-fructose Corn Syrup is the most commonly used sweetener, Because it`s frankly cheaper than white sugar (cane or beet). They have the same calories, 4 per gram.

The fructose and glucose in white sugar are chemically bonded together, and the body must first digest sugar to break these bonds before the body can absorb the fructose and glucose into the bloodstream. In contrast, the fructose and glucose found in High-fructose Corn Syrup are merely blended together, which means it doesn`t need to be digested before it is metabolized and absorbed into the bloodstream.

What that boils down to is, White sugar is probably better for human consumption than High-fructose Corn Syrup.

That is another reason this infographic fails.
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Female 347
My pancreas already doesn`t work. I`m probably screwing up the curve.
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Male 2,868
While there is no doubt that the exorbitant amount of refined sugar consumed in the US is linked to serious health problems, some of the info on here is dubious. I`m always wary when I see x is "linked to" y health problems. That doesn`t really mean anything to me- it doesn`t even necessarily imply a statistical correlation. It could just as easily mean "Dr. Quack PhD put foreword the baseless conjecture that x is linked to y in his new book, on sale now for just $39.95." Furthermore, they don`t site any academic sources here- just a bunch of random websites. Some more credible than others.

Even so, refined foods in general should be avoided as much as possible. Eating whole foods is a great way to ensure that you`re getting as many nutrients as possible for every calorie you consume from carbohydrates and fat.
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Male 6,694
Im glad I dont like sweets
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Male 812
And they think weed is dangerous..
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Male 194
Problem is people are not eating healthy. It`s not about eating lots of sugar in general, it`s about stuffing yourself full of crap food. That contains sugar.
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Male 83
don`t care...om,nom,nom
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Male 54
I`ll ever eat sugar again.. Who am I kidding. ;D
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Female 3,828
I love sugar too much to even care. Good infographic, though. :-)
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Female 5,222
mmm sugar lmao
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Male 3,076
well we`re all going to die someday... }-)
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Male 76
...and i just had like 3 brownies >.> im just gonna stop eating altogether since according to this, its healthier xD
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Male 214
@djer haha hey it`s a start :D
im still working on not drinking soda *takes a sip* it`s hard haha.
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Male 500
yep were doomed
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Male 70
Yay we`re doomed!!
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Male 2,688
This is why I drink tea... With raw honey as sweetener... FAR better for you, and a larger variety of flavors than soda.
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Male 842
I stopped drinking soda and switched to those Hy-Vee carbonated waters. No-cal, no-sugar, no-fat, 1 liter, lots of great flavors, 2 for $1.

Granted, I still eat processed foods, so I`m still getting screwed over. Damn.
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Male 17,512
jak22: I don`t swallow things whole... especially infographics with spurious claims and people that don`t practice what they preach or are hypocrites.
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Female 406
Mmmmm....the pack of M&M`s I`m eating now tastes sooooo good! Just getting my soda now!
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Male 2,424
sweet!
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Male 418
Well, that ends that. No more having binge pop drinking contests with my coworker. Seriously, once we both had 8 cans of mountain dew in 4 hours, he won on the 9th.

Water sounds like a great alternative :)

I`m just waiting for ones of these about energy drinks.
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Male 339
and this has changed drat all except possibly increasedthe amount of poinless poo on the net..
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Male 316
FTW I`m dying every second I`m alive.
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Male 845
you just told me sugar is killing me, and sugar is in everything. what do i do?
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Female 59
Gah.... consume in moderation and you are fine!!
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Male 776
jak22, must you hate on all things that seem vaguely associated with credibility? people are supposed to be healthy, and americans in general are fatasses.
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Male 9,306
Damn, and I just bought candybars. But after every meal I feel a craving for sweets. I need to go vegetarian again...
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Female 111
Yeah, I`m still going to have sugar.
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Male 154
crakr jack, must you hate on all things that seem vaguely associated with liberals? people are supposed to be skinny, and americans in general are fatasses.
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Male 206
I need a damn Twinkie.
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Male 15,510
Sugar cavity FTW
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Male 17,512
Just looked over the references they gave.

the only one that appears to have any official credibility is the CDC. The rest are blogs, News opinion articles, And vegetarian/vegan sites.

Did a search on Ellie Koning and found this Facebook, If it`s the same person that designed this, She looks skinnier twiggy.

Her Myspace page has the same picture and what looks like a couple of unhealthy addictions worse than sugar, Cigarettes and Alcohol.
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Male 2,592
this infographic is absolutely right about being addicted to sugar.. i can`t go a whole day without at least 1 24oz pop or juice. don`t care much for the caffine, but ADDICTED to the sugar. just killed 2 glasses of orange juice while surfing IAB.
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Male 3,310
Sweet!
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Female 1,095
and I just finished an ice cream cone. yes! but I definitely don`t drink that much soda
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Male 2,121
Does anyone else have a sugar craving now?
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Male 699
53 gallons!!!?? I hardly have more than 10 cans a year
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Male 1,548
#11 is because the dogs with sugar, even though they had more calories, tended to use them up faster because of more activity.
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Male 1,523
drank* or drunk*?
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Male 1,523
Man, I gotta cut back on the soda. I`ve drinking 4 cans today. 40 teaspoons of sugar! I`ll be dead at age 40.
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Male 342
Now I feel guilty about eating those two powdered donuts :/
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Male 452
I remember when internet sources weren`t an acceptable form of reference.

Read a book.
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Male 17,512
Wesa all gonna die!

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Male 330
OHhhhhhh that`s why I`m fat!! DUH. Bring back animal fat french fries at McDonalds. Those were the bomb. Whose with me? Damn I need a coke after that rant.
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Male 886
I can`t believe there isn`t one fact in there about Bruce Campbell.

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Male 527
Meh. Let`s face it: overeating anything (salt, sugar, vitamins, etc.) will cause problems. I`m also not convinced on some of the health problems associated with just eating sugar, as stated on this infographic. For example, the reduced blood flow to the limbs is usually a result of type II diabetes as opposed to just eating sugar. Also, according to this graphic refined sugar is linked to both hypoglycemia (typified by low blood sugar levels) AND diabetes (high blood sugar levels). I`m pretty sure there are other factors at play as opposed to just eating massive quantites of sugar.

Now, to top everything off, I`m hungry for an ice cream sundae after all this talk about sugar.
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Male 38,290
I`m tired of this nagging.

Just gimmie the Triple-Whopper with cheese and shut up.
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Female 3,001
meh, who cares
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Male 3,745
this actualy explains a few things wrong with me >.>
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Female 533
oh well, I`m still gonna eat the box of HoHo`s I just bought
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Male 1,744
well this was retarded
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Male 1,765
Jeez, thanks for ruining another of life`s little gifts IAB.
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Male 4,793
Aaaand i`m immune to all of this because i read all the ingredients in everything I eat...mostly in an effort to avoid high fructose death syrup.
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Male 5,190
Oh well. :D
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Female 9,461
mmm... early death.
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Male 394
FAT FATTY FAT FAT!
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Male 2,441
Fatties
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Male 1,378
yum
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Male 25,416
Sweet! dude!
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Male 915
fatty fat bodies are gross. either plastic or fatty
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Male 519
>_> 53 gallons a year ? I probably drink like 300 a year
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Male 4,680
Eh, regulate your intake of sugar and you`ll be fine.

Of course a lot of people today don`t regulate their intake sooo yeah.
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Male 1,196
lame
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Male 1
Link: Sweet Facts About Sugar (Infographic) [Rate Link] - We all know sugar is sweet, but it has an unsavory side, too.
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