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89 Responses to Sweet Facts About Sugar (Infographic)

  1. Profile photo of SimeOs
    SimeOs Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    Link: Sweet Facts About Sugar (Infographic) - We all know sugar is sweet, but it has an unsavory side, too.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    lame
  3. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    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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    xhaseox Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    >_> 53 gallons a year ? I probably drink like 300 a year
  5. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    fatty fat bodies are gross. either plastic or fatty
  6. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Sweet! dude!
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    yum
  8. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Fatties
  9. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    FAT FATTY FAT FAT!
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    mmm... early death.
  11. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    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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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Jeez, thanks for ruining another of life`s little gifts IAB.
  13. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    well this was retarded
  14. Profile photo of teampink27
    teampink27 Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    oh well, I`m still gonna eat the box of HoHo`s I just bought
  15. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    this actualy explains a few things wrong with me >.>
  16. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    meh, who cares
  17. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    I`m tired of this nagging.

    Just gimmie the Triple-Whopper with cheese and shut up.
  18. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    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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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    I can`t believe there isn`t one fact in there about Bruce Campbell.

  20. Profile photo of kcpd2050
    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    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.
  21. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    Wesa all gonna die!

  22. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    I remember when internet sources weren`t an acceptable form of reference.

    Read a book.
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    Now I feel guilty about eating those two powdered donuts :/
  24. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    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.
  25. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    drank* or drunk*?
  26. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    #11 is because the dogs with sugar, even though they had more calories, tended to use them up faster because of more activity.
  27. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    53 gallons!!!?? I hardly have more than 10 cans a year
  28. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    Does anyone else have a sugar craving now?
  29. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    and I just finished an ice cream cone. yes! but I definitely don`t drink that much soda
  30. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    Sweet!
  31. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    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.
  32. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    Sugar cavity FTW
  34. Profile photo of DrunkStepdad
    DrunkStepdad Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    I need a damn Twinkie.
  35. Profile photo of jak22
    jak22 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    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.
  36. Profile photo of rawryness
    rawryness Female 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    Yeah, I`m still going to have sugar.
  37. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    Damn, and I just bought candybars. But after every meal I feel a craving for sweets. I need to go vegetarian again...
  38. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of ThreeEdge
    ThreeEdge Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    Gah.... consume in moderation and you are fine!!
  40. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    you just told me sugar is killing me, and sugar is in everything. what do i do?
  41. Profile photo of tws8631
    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    FTW I`m dying every second I`m alive.
  42. Profile photo of alexander_xx
    alexander_xx Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    and this has changed drat all except possibly increasedthe amount of poinless poo on the net..
  43. Profile photo of Ryan22158
    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    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.
  44. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    sweet!
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    vw Female 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    Mmmmm....the pack of M&M`s I`m eating now tastes sooooo good! Just getting my soda now!
  46. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    jak22: I don`t swallow things whole... especially infographics with spurious claims and people that don`t practice what they preach or are hypocrites.
  47. Profile photo of Djer
    Djer Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    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.
  48. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    This is why I drink tea... With raw honey as sweetener... FAR better for you, and a larger variety of flavors than soda.
  49. Profile photo of Orpheon
    Orpheon Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    Yay we`re doomed!!
  50. Profile photo of eduardoleon
    eduardoleon Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    yep were doomed
  51. Profile photo of j12araiza
    j12araiza Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    @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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    Valex_Shade Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    ...and i just had like 3 brownies >.> im just gonna stop eating altogether since according to this, its healthier xD
  53. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 12:13 am
    well we`re all going to die someday... }-)
  54. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 1:29 am
    mmm sugar lmao
  55. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 2:09 am
    I love sugar too much to even care. Good infographic, though. :-)
  56. Profile photo of MeAndMySnail
    MeAndMySnail Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 2:34 am
    I`ll ever eat sugar again.. Who am I kidding. ;D
  57. Profile photo of Piechartepic
    Piechartepic Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 3:17 am
    don`t care...om,nom,nom
  58. Profile photo of Sarph
    Sarph Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 3:19 am
    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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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 3:26 am
    And they think weed is dangerous..
  60. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 6:36 am
    Im glad I dont like sweets
  61. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 6:48 am
    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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    beefno Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:00 am
    You! Over on there!

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  63. Profile photo of beccab86
    beccab86 Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:04 am
    My pancreas already doesn`t work. I`m probably screwing up the curve.
  64. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:07 am
    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.
  65. Profile photo of J_Action
    J_Action Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:47 am
    thanks for making me put down my oreo IAB
  66. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 8:59 am
    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.......
  67. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 9:43 am
    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.
  68. Profile photo of FrameRaid
    FrameRaid Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 9:55 am
    "sweet"!
  69. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 10:08 am
    not me... i gave up soda about 2 years ago, now i only drink the god`s liquid, water.
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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 10:17 am
    I make my food form my
    favorite ingrediense: scratch
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Man, now I`m gonna feel even more guilty when I eat a cookie or something like that.
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    razordragon Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 10:51 am
    wait... 64 oz? Are they trying to say there are 4 pound cans of pop?
  73. Profile photo of Protagoris
    Protagoris Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 11:04 am
    No, OZ is a volume measurement in America. 64 oz would be 1.89... Liters.
  74. Profile photo of angrynerd
    angrynerd Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 11:22 am
    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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    MaiaTewai Female 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    This picture is such an eyesore... its ugly...
  76. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    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.
  77. Profile photo of JeffBeau
    JeffBeau Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    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.
  78. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    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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    Metum Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    legal crack
  80. Profile photo of BigMordecai
    BigMordecai Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    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.
  81. Profile photo of leahers
    leahers Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    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.
  82. Profile photo of ilfg
    ilfg Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    sugar makes my teeth hurt. how`s that reward system work?
  83. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    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.
  84. Profile photo of Vanadil
    Vanadil Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2010 at 5:07 am
    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.
  85. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 31, 2010 at 6:34 am
    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.
  86. Profile photo of Vanadil
    Vanadil Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2010 at 7:09 am
    "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.

  87. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 31, 2010 at 7:40 am
    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.
  88. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2010 at 7:08 am
    @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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