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Sugar food group

Is sugar a food group?

Greenerview Sun, 10/01/2023 - 16:09

No, sugar is not a food group. Sugar is a sweet-tasting soluble carbohydrate that is used in foods and beverages as a sweetener. There are various types of sugars, including glucose, fructose, and sucrose (commonly known as table sugar).

Food groups are broad categories of foods that share similar nutritional properties. Common food groups include fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy. Sugar, on the other hand, is an ingredient that can be found in various food items across multiple food groups, especially in processed and sweetened foods.

However, it's worth noting that dietary guidelines often advise limiting the intake of added sugars due to their association with various health issues when consumed in excess.