10 Things You Should Know About Sugar

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Did you know humans crave sugar right down to their DNA? Scroll down to learn more about this sweet crystalline substance.


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The average can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar.

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Of more than 2600 food additives, salt is number one and sugar is number two.

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Those who had genetic changes in a hormone called ghrelin consumed more sugar (and alcohol) than those that had no gene variation. Ghrelin is a hormone that tells the brain you're hungry.

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Sugars Do Not Cause Obesity, Diabetes and Other Serious Diseases.

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Dental Cavities are Caused by Bacteria-Not Sugars.

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Sugar was called "White Gold": Until the late 1700's, sugar was a luxury that European nobility used to validate their rank and social power.

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In 327 BC, Alexander the Great discovered the sugar cane; it then spread through Persia and introduced it in the Mediterranean.

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Sugar's name originated from the Sanskrit word "Sharkara," which means "material in a granule form."

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Sweet is the only taste humans are born desiring.

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In 2001, scientists found sugar in outer space!