Sugar isn't as bad as you may think

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#9: Sugar is a morale booster.
It's no secret that sugar just makes food taste better and that
kids love.  Given that sugar provides a sense of normalcy in a
crisis situation, it's a good idea to stockpile it. A case in point:

#10: Sugar lasts indefinitely.
As long as the critters don't get into your sugar, you will be fine
for 25 years or more. Fair warning is that even rodents can chew
through plastic, so proper storage also includes careful
consideration of this.

Think of sugar as a recreational drug.
Finally, it's important for preppers to think of sugar as a
recreational drug -- there is nothing inherently bad about it, but
use of sugar needs to be in moderation and it needs to be cane
sugar. Really, sugar isn't as bad as you may think. Sugar gets a
bad rap, because people consume it in excess, but that's like
anything in life.

Now that we're honest about sugar that generally you should limit
use. It's good to know that it's not all that bad. When you eat
sugar, just be sure to eat the right kind of sugar and have a high-
fiber diet. Fiber will help you process the sugar in a healthy way.
There are good sugars, bad ones and really bad ones.

The good, the bad and the ugly sugars
You've heard of good fats and bad fats, right? Well, the same is
true of sugar. Educate yourself - become a sugar sleuth! Learn
the difference between the good, the bad and the ugly sugars...

The good sugars (enjoy cane, coconut, and maple sugars):
Organic cane sugar is often referred to as evaporated cane juice
or evaporated cane juice crystals. These are all the same thing.
The best sugars are cane sugars that are solid, dried, and
crystallized. Cane sugar has been boiled, dehydrated into
crystals, then spun in a centrifuge to separate crystals from the
molasses. True it is a mechanical purification process.

  • Buy 100% cane sugar - organic. Choose organic, because
    otherwise your sugar has been grown with synthetic
    fertilizers and weed sprays. Make sure it says "cane sugar"
    as sugar labeled as cane sugar comes from sugar cane (not
    beets)! Next, look closely to ensure that your sugar label
    reads 100% cane sugar. Otherwise you'll get a tricky blend of
    beet sugar with cane sugar.

    IMPORTANT: Look for a golden color in your pure cane sugar,
    because the pure white kind of sugar get processed with
    phosphoric acid, calcium hydroxide, sulphur dioxide /
    sulphites, preservatives, bleaching agents, and viscosity
    modifiers. Natural golden sugar crystals of unrefined sugar
    cane juice, it contains more of the sugar cane's natural
    nutrients than refined white sugar.

    You'll find cane sugar has many names and all are good:

  • Turbinado sugar. Crushed directly from the harvested
    sugar, turbinado sugar retains much of the vitamins and
    minerals from the sugar cane. The grains are much
    coarser and have a molasses flavor.

  • evaporated cane juice or crystals. Evaporated cane
    juice contains more of the sugar cane's natural nutrients
    than refined white sugar. Look for crystallized cane juice
    with nothing else added.

  • Sucanat: Organic Sucanat, pictured right in a 50-pound
    brown bag, is a whole unrefined cane sugar. It's made
    by simply crushing freshly cut sugar cane, extracting the
    juice and heating it in a large vat. In reducing the juice
    to a rich, dark syrup, it's next hand-paddled. Hand
    paddling cools and dries the syrup, creating the dry,
    porous granules of sucanat. Nothing is added and
    nothing is taken out. The organic sucanat, pictured
    right, is made from 100% certified organic sugar cane.
    Because Sucanat still contains all of the cane's natural,
    it has a deep brown color and a distinct, natural flavor
    that enhances many foods. It has trace amounts of iron,
    calcium, vitamin B6 and chromium.
  • rapadura:

  • Coconut sugar. Coconut sugar, derived from the coconut
    plant has a natural manufacturing method, and is a healthy
    sugar alternative. Just as cane sugar, the process involves
    extracting the sugary fluid, then allowing it to evaporate.
    The good and happy news about coconut sugar is that it also
    has a bit of fiber in it and more than 16 amino acids and four
    different B Vitamins. Coconuts are healthy! Coconut oil is
    probably the healthiest fat known to man kind, coconut
    water is an excellent source of hydration and now we are
    discovering the power of coconut sugar, which provides iron,
    magnesium, potassium and zinc. Medicinally, coconut sugar
    is also helpful in treating wounds, traumas and burns and
    can play a role in treating high blood pressure!

  • Sugar maple (acer saccharum). Sugar maple trees,
    plentiful in the Northeast United States, where harsh and
    cold winters take center stage. Almost any temperature is
    right for the sugar maple and while they are slow to mature,
    maple sugar trees can live 300 or even 400 years. Want to
    harvest maple?

  • Milk sugar. You may be shocked to know the amount of
    sugar in your milk, but know that milk sugar is lactose and a
    natural sugar that's just fine.

The bad (beet sugars, fructose, honey).
Some sugars are toxic to the system and much of the reason why
all sugars get a bad name.

It's true that bad sugars disrupt healthy gut bacteria. Artificial
sweeteners have been linked to weight gain, glucose intolerance,
and dangerous belly fat. Preppers should avoid products which
contain fake sugars, and these include:

These kinds of bad sugars are often associated with low-fat food,
which you should also avoid. You see, these bad sugars trick the
neurons in your brain, so you keep eating. On the other hand, real
cane sugar signals to the brain fullness. When you are satiated,
you will eat less.

  • Avoid beet sugar: If your sugar says "granulated sugar" it's
    likely Genetically Modified (GMO) beet sugar. If the
    ingredient in your food says "sugar" and not "cane sugar"
    then you can bet it's beet sugar. Not only is beet sugar GMO,
    but it is refined differently through use of a diffuser and then
    they add calcium hydroxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon
    dioxide. These food additives are chemicals and inherently
    bad for you! They change the PH of what was once food ~
    the beet root.

  • Avoid fructose. Processed fructose is the worst kind of
    sugar, including crystalline fructose (which may contain
    arsenic, chloride, lead, and other heavy metals) and high
    fructose corn syrup. The worst of the worst is crystalline
    fructose.  Download your free ebook from Dr. all
    about High Fructose Corn Syrup: Bitter Truths and Dangers to
    the Last Drop!

The Ugly (stay away from corn derived sweeteners)

  • Avoid corn derived sugars. You already know that high-
    fructose corn syrup is bad for you, but did you know that the
    Corn Refiners Association actually asked the U.S. Food And
    Drug Administration (FDA) in 20101 and 2012 for permission
    to change the name High Fructose Corn Syrup to Corn Sugar?
    They were denied; however they continue to hide corn
    sugars. Watch out for these unhealthy and mostly GMO corn
  • corn sugar (dextrose obtained from cornstarch)
  • corn syrup and corn syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose (processed sweetener from corn)
  • Cerelose
  • Dextrose (this has been the term for corn sugar for more
    than 30 years - it's the dextrorotatory form of glucose
    obtained form starch by acid hydrolysis)
  • Ethanol (made by fermenting sugars produced from corn
  • Fruit fructose
  • High fructose corn syrup (the culprit of many sugary
    drinks, such as sodas and even apple juice)
  • High maltose corn syrup
  • Glucose syrup (Glucose syrup was the primary corn
    sweetener in the United States before expanded use of
    High Fructose Corn Syrup production)
  • Maltodextrin (can be derived from any starch, but
    typically corn)
  • Malitol (disaccharide produced from corn - hydrogenation
    of maltose)
  • Maize syrup
  • Saccharin (powdered form contains dextrose)
  • Sorbitol (made from corn syrup)
  • Sucralose (aritificial sugars, like Splenda)
  • Sweetose
  • Tapioca syrup
  • Xylitol (often extracted from GMO corncobs)

So now you know, look only for cane sugar (avoid beet sugars and
corn sugars). Your sugar must be cane sugar. If your product says
"granulated sugar" then you've got beet sugar and you should
dump it. In case you didn't know, most sugar in the United states
is beet sugar, which is process from highly GMO sugar beets. To
make beet sugar, there's a pressure lead filter and an ion-
exchange system, along with bleaching. These thing

Nature will not fail you! Sugar that's minimally processed has
value in health and happiness. Here are ten reasons why sugar
isn't as bad as you may think (and why
preppers should stockpile

More things to know about sugar

Did you know... not all sugar is vegan?
Not all cane sugars are refined with bone char, but most are
processed this way to get pretty and white. If you're looking for a
Vegan sugar, get Demerara sugar online. Demerara sugar, like the
Florida Crystals demerara sugar right, is certified vegan because
there is no use of bone char filters. It's hard to find in the local
stores. Beet sugar is vegan, but beets are GMO and highly toxic,
so even if you're a vegan, you should avoid beet sugars.

The only way to really know if your sugar is vegan is to read the
label. If it doesn't say vegan, it's highly likely that it's not.

Did you know... maple sugar saved the pilgrims?
Native Americans showed the pilgrims how to cultivate sugar from
maple trees. This food source helped to sustain them through the
harsh winters.

Tapping trees helped the settlers survive!

Did you know... sugar cane is alkaline?
Because sugar cane juice is loaded with calcium, iron,
magnesium, manganese and potassium, it's healthy, and even
boosts the immune system!

Did you know...  sugar does not cause diabetes?
It's true: sugar does not cause diabetes! Science is discovering
that it's fats that clog the receptors and this paralyzes insulin,
increases the need for insulin and that counter-intuitively sugar
actually increases the sensitivity to insulin.

Sugar helps fluids leave your gut more rapidly, so it assists with
hydration. Best of all, raw sugar cane juice is actually good for
diabetes patients! Sugar cane in its raw from has a low glycemic
index and this actually prevents a sharp rise in glucose.

Did you know... brown sugar is really white sugar with
Most brown sugar is masquerading as unbleached sugar when in
reality it is bleached white sugar that gets molasses added back
to make it a rich brown sugar. At least the molasses does not
pass through bone filters, so molasses is vegan.

Did you know ... sugar can help cure cancer?
A Harvard -educated physician, Dr. Coley in 1895 found the cure
for certain cancers in sugar (saccharides). His method was to
create toxicity in the body to create a fever thorugh Serratia
marcescens bacteria. The fat in the lipopolysaccharide could
cause toxicity. Radium gained popularity and when Dr. William
Coley died, his vaccine died with him.

Sugar gets much blame in the media for causing cancer, dementia
and liver disease, but they are really talking about high fructose
corn syrup (processed fructose).

Now you know... sugar has a value in prepping!
Here is a summary about the value of sugar in prepping whether
you grow it or simply stock it in your
prepper's pantry:

  • Sugar cane makes an excellent mulch. Sugar cane is
    essentially a tall grass and This certainly is good to know if
    you are able to grow your own sugar cane. After you extract
    the raw sugar cane juice, you can use the remains for your
    farming needs as mulch.

  • Sugar can heal cancer and other diseases. It may surprise
    you to know that raw cane juice is highly alkaline! Many have
    said that a body can not succumb to disease in an alkaline
    state. Sugar (glucose) feeds every cell in the body.

  • Sugar can boost morale. No one can argue that sugar is a
    morale booster particularly in times of crises when not
    everyone has sugar it will be an advantage. Humans
    naturally crave sugar. Instinctually, humans know that sweet
    foods are a safe foods.

  • Sugar helps preserve food -- Sugar is the agent needed to
    preserve jams and jellies, and sugar gives rise to
    fermentation in baked goods.

Unwrap the power of sugar!
Stop giving sugar a bad rap. Instead, get yourself and your family
the right kinds of sugar and keep your intake moderate.

Happy endings...
The truth about sugar is pretty sweet! Your brain requires sugar
(glucose) to function!

So now you know that sugar isn't as bad as you may have
thought! Sugar is the sweetest addition you can make to your
emergency food storage system because it provides, energy,
comfort, healing, preservation, bartering and more.

Go ahead and stockpile and enjoy moderate amounts of cane
sugar, maple sugar and coconut sugar!

Sugar is okay so long as you:
  • Become a label reader and avoid synthetic sugars.
  • Stay away from processed foods containing sugar.
  • Know that low fat foods have hidden sugar and you should
    avoid them. (Fats are not the villain, it's the added sugar
    that's dangerous.)
  • Increase the fiber in your diet.
  • Choose only sugar cane and eat cane sugar (preferably
    unbleached) in moderation.

List of different kinds of sugars:
  1. Agave nectar
  2. Barbados sugar
  3. Beet sugar
  4. blackstrap molasses
  5. Cane sugar
  6. Carob syrup
  7. Confectioner's sguar
  8. corn sugar
  9. corn syrup and corn syrup solids
  10. Crystalline fructose
  11. Cerelose
  12. Date sugar
  13. Diastatic malt
  14. demerara sugar (light brown canen sugar)
  15. Dextrose
  16. Ethanol
  17. Fruit fructose
  18. Glucose syrup
  19. High fructose corn syrup
  20. High maltose corn syrup
  21. Maltodextrin
  22. Malitol
  23. Maple syrup
  24. Maize syrup
  25. Saccharin
  26. Sorbitol
  27. sorghum syrup
  28. Sucralose
  29. Sweetose
  30. Tapioca syrup
  31. Turbinado sugar
  32. Xylitol

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cakes, chocolate cakes, fudge, barbecue sauce, marinades, sweet
and sour sauce and pancake syrups. Right, Augason Farms Brown
sugar is coveniently packaged in a large #10 can.

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#4: Sugar is essential in canning jams and jellies!
Sugar helps the canning process with color retention, gelling and
preserving in jams and jellies:

  • Sugar helps with color retention of jams and jellies: As
    sugar absorbs water readily, it prevents the fruit from
    absorbing water which would otherwise cause the color of
    your fruits to fade in the dilution.

  • Sugar is essential for gelling: Sugar is essential in the
    gelling process and pectin can form this gel only with sugar
    and acid. The sugar attracts and holds the water during the
    gelling process. Gelling depends on the acidity and some
    recipes achieve proper levels through lemon juice or citric
    acid. Also, the ratio of sugar depends on the desired
    consistency and the amount of pectin in the fruit, which
    varies with ripeness. In perfect combination the gel-forming
    process of gelation happens with fruit, sugar and acid.

  • Sugar helps preserve your fruits. Sugar prevents canned
    jams, jellies and preserves to spoil from bacteria and yeast
    until the lid is opened and exposed to air. After the lid
    opens, sugar continues the job of attracting water to
    incapacitate any microrganisms.

#5: Sugar gives rise to baked goods.
Preppers will want to store sugar because it is an essential
ingredient in recipes, particularly baked goods, such as cornbread.
Sugar interacts with protein molecules or starch in the baking
process. As a leavening agent, sugar increases the effectiveness
of yeast.  If you've ever wondered why many bread contain sugar,
it's because of fermentation. The sugar is food for the yeast to
  • Sugar aids in creaming to promote lightness
  • Sugar serves as a whipping aid to stabilize beaten eggs.

#6: Sugar is a meat tenderizer.
Many preppers do not consider the importance of sugar as a meat
tenderizer, when they should. Sugar can act as a meat tenderizer
by absorbing water and helping with the texture. Sugar interacts
with molecules of protein or starch int eh baking and cooking

#7: Sugar is essential in fermentation.
If you want to make your own wine or beer, you may need sugar!
It's the sugar that feeds the yeast to make fermented beverages.

  • Winemakers work to convert fruit sugars into alcohol by a
    fermentation process. Sometimes fruit sugar is low and
    winemakers add sugar in a process called chaptalization.

  • Beermakers, sometimes brewers add priming sugar when
    bottling the beer, so the yeast has something to eat which
    in turn makes the carbonation.Fermented sugars are
    extracted from malted barley (mostly maltose), as well yeast
    gets the complex sugars out of the grain.

#8: Sugar saves diabetics.
Sugar to some is the vilian, but for diabetics it is a hero and a
true lifesaver. First, it's significant to note that eating sugar has
nothing to do with developing Type I diabetes. Type I diabetes
has everything to do with genetics. The true cause of diabetes is
obesity. Sugar can play a role in obesity, but sugar

Sugar is important to diabetics for many reasons. Cane sugar can
heal skin ulcers and surprisingly even help heal diabetes.

  • How to use sugar for diabetic wound care: There is a
    science behind the Use of Sugar on the Healing of Diabetic
    Ulcers. The abstract, published by the U.S. National Library
    of Medicine National Institutes of Health evaluates sugar's
    antimicrobial effect and the ability to reduce wound exudate,
    odor, and edema.

  • How to cure diabetes with sugar and white rice: John
    McDougall, M.D. shares his claim on how you can cure Type 2
    Diabetes with sugar and white rice. Sugar is indeed amazing!
Now you know not to generalize. Sugar isn't making America
obese, it's the high fructose corn syrup. Replace what you can
with organic cane sugars or pure cane sugars.

Top Ten Reasons to Stockpile Cane Sugar
Start stockpiling the right kind of sugar! Cane sugar earns an
honorable place in prepping as it can heal, preserve food,boost
morale, give energy and more. Below are ten reasons why you
sugar isn't as bad as you may think...

#1: Cane sugar is energy.
Pure and simple: cane sugar is fuel. Proof positive is that cane
sugar burns easily when exposed to flame. Not that you needed
any convincing that sugar is fuel, but it is interesting to note that
the sugar cane processing plant uses sugar cane stalk residue,
called bagasse, as fuel to run the cane factory. Sugar cane has a
future as a renewable energy source. It fuels both body and can
fuel machinery!

  • Sugar fuels the body: A sweet vintage ad about sugar reads
    "Exhaustion may be dangerous.... [It] opens the door a little
    wider to the bugs and ailments that are always lying in wait.
    Sugar puts back energy -- offsets exhaustion. Synthetic
    sweeteners put back nothing. Energy is the first requirement
    of life." It's certainly true that sugar is an immediate energy
    source and is essential to life, provided it's pure cane sugar!
    Best of all, Raw sugar cane juice is brimming with vitamins
    and minerals, as well as enzymes, fibers, and phytonutrients.

  • Sugar can fuel machinery: Did you know that most sugar
    can mills supply their own facility and have enough to supply
    nearby towns?

No one can argue that every living creature runs off the simple
sugar we call glucose.

#2: Cane sugar helps with hydration, helps avoid
Mary Poppins was right: a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine
go down. Sugar is medicine all on its own and can help cure
diarrhea. Sugar mixed with salt and water is an electrolyte.
Essentially, Sugar helps fluids leave your gut more rapidly, so it
assists with hydration.

Normally the large intestine soaks up extra water, but when it
doesn't your body gets rid of the extra fluid in the bothersome
problem of diarrhea. To restore the body, it's important to
balance water and electrolytes and you can do this with a simple
home remedy. The World Health Organization educates people in
developing nations this simple mixture of salt, sugar and water
as a life-saving electrolytle solution to help them survive.

  • How to use sugar as a home remedy for diarrhea: Into a
    tall glass of water mix a half-teaspoon of high quality salt,
    such as Himalayan pink salt, with four teaspoons cane sugar
    and squeeze in a half a lemon to make it palatable. The
    combination of salt and sugar restores the nutrients lost in
    the diarrhea process. According to the World Health
    Organization, this simple trio (water, salt and sugar) is
    effective in curing 80% of diarrhea problems.

Raw cane sugar us extremely energizing and thirst quenching.
That's because raw sugar cane juice contains organic salts and
vitamins. Cane sugar helps fluids leave your gut more rapidly, so
it assists with hydration. Best of all, raw sugar cane juice is
actually good for diabetes patients! Read more about diabetes
and sugar at the bottom of the page. There's more good and
happy news about sugar, it can heal wounds diabetic patients and
others may suffer.

#3: Cane sugar has skin healing abilities (skin ulcers
and wounds).
Some sugars are vital to your health, so says the author of the
Sugars that Heal, by Emil Mondoa, M.D. who argues that
human bodies, to function properly, need small amounts of eight
essential sugars. When all eight sugars are available, individuals
regain their ability to fight disease, reactivate their immune
systems, and are able to ward off infection. The eight essential
saccharides our bodies need include:
  1. galactose
  2. glocose
  3. fucose (not the same as fructose)
  4. mannose
  5. N-acetylglucosamine,
  6. N-acetylgalactosamine, and
  7. N-acetylneuraminic acid
  8. xylose

Saccharides have been shown to lower cholesterol, increase lean
muscle mass, decrease body fat, accelerate wound healing, ease
allergy symptoms, and allay autoimmune diseases such as
arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetes in addition to cancer. There are
eight essential saccharides compose the main focus of sugars
that heal, according to the book.

Using sugar for wound healing (diabetic and burns):
According to the New York Times, "Dressings made of sugar and
honey, favored by healers throughout history," but fell out favor
with the prevalence of modern-day antibiotics. Sugar healing is
making a comeback! Sugar healing is a slow process, but totally

  • Using Sugar for diabetic wound healing: It's an odd fact
    that sugar cane has healing abilities. Sugar earns an
    unexpected place in medicine -- sugar can cure skin ulcers
    and wounds! It's relatively new idea in diabetic wound care,
    but you can heal diabetic ulcers with sugar. You see, when
    you pack sugar on a wound, it creates a highly concentrated
    medium of alkalinity where bacteria can't survive. It's
    scientifically proven that Klebsiella, Shigella, Staphylococcus
    aureus, and Streptococcus pyogenes, can't survive in a honey
    or sugar solution. Here again, sugar draws out the water in
    the wound and this in turn reduces swelling and provides the
    start of the healing process.

  • Here's more about how to use sugar on wounds for
    healing: Dr. Julian Whitaker, who has helped tens of
    thousands of people with serious and chronic illness shares
    his secrets for how to use sugar on wounds for healing.

    NOTE: Dr. Whitaker's recipe requires glycerin. Right is the
    best-selling glycerin. The pure 100% Kosher USP food grade
    vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is a natural emollient
    that adds a cooling effect on the skin and has become a
    predominant ingredient in most skin care products and
    soaps. It is used in cosmetics and body care products to
    assist in retaining moisture and is helpful in pulling oxygen
    into the skin. Vegetable glycerin is also the principal medium
    for the manufacturing of non-alcohol based herbal extracts,
    which are called glycerites. This makes for a sweet alcohol
    free extract that can be easily administered to children,
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Using sugar for acne healing and youthful appearance:
Sugar scrubs are trending in the cosmetic industry for treatment
of acne,  blackheads, whiteheads, general toning, exfoliation, and
treatment for other skin blemishes. Best of all, you can make
your own sugar scrub.

  • How to make your own sugar scrub:
    shows how to make a simple sugar scrub. Here's the skin-
    perfecting home remedy:
Sugar and prepping
Sugar isn't as bad as you may think...

The truth about sugar is pretty sweet.
Most experts agree that for optimum health you should avoid
sugar; however, there are some major misconceptions about this
basic concept in part because the definition of sugar has been
lumped into one category. Sugar has been getting an unfair bad
rap and it's being mixed up with synthetic sugars.

Did you know
sugar can help heal wounds? The truth about sugar
is pretty sweet!

Why sugar isn't as bad as you may think
Sugar and spice and everything nice ~ you have positive
associations with sugar buried deep within your psyche about
sugar and for good reason. Sugar provides energy and sustenance
and offers a host of benefits. In fact, your brain requires sugar
(glucose) to function! Some sugars are vital to your health, says
Emil I. Mondoa, M.D. in the book Sugars that Heal, pictured right.

Sugar isn't as bad as the media would have you think, but
Americans are consuming too much of the wrong kind of sugar
(processed fructose), because food manufacturers have been
sneaking bad sugars into the American food supply, and now the
media is generalizing that all sugars are bad for your health.

Stop generalizing that all sugars are bad for you!
The media says that sugar is killing America and that we must
curb the addiction, but they are over generalizing. The general
premise is misleading that chemically sugar is all pretty much the
same. This simply is not true! It's like saying that all cars are
mechanically "pretty much the same," but unquestionably any
Maserati or Lamborghini will give a better driving experience than
a Hyundai Accent or Ford Fiesta. The same is true of different
kinds of sugar.

There are good sugars, bad sugars and ugly sugars:

  • Good (100% Pure cane sugar, unbleached, organic). Raw
    cane sugar is healthy and alkaline. Cane sugar is best in the
    unbleached state and pure meaning it is not cut with beet
    sugars. Look for organic sugar, such as pure Florida Crystals,
    organic pure cane sugar pictured left. Demerara sugar,
    pictured right, is a raw cane sugar that is minimally refined.

  • Bad (white granulated sugar, beet sugar, agave): If your
    sugar just says "sugar" then likely it's beet sugar. Generally
    all beet sugar is GMO. As well, beet sugar gets chemically
    processed. From plant to table, corn-derived sugars and beet
    sugars go through an entirely different process than raw cane
    sugar. Both corn-derived sugar and beet sugar starts off as a
    Genetically modified product. Processed fructose is the worst
    sugar possible (another name for it is high fructose corn
    syrup). Another surprise is agave and it's bad because of the
    concentration of fructose and because its created in a highly
    chemical process with genetically modified enzymes.

  • Ugly (processed fructose - all corn derived sugars, and
    artificial sugars): Corn derived sugars are the ugliest of all
    sugars for your health, specifically high fructose corn syrup
    being the most evil because this artificially derived and most
    prevalent sugar substitute on the market. Finally, the
    artificial sugars, including aspartame, saccharine are the ugly
    stepsisters to sugar.

The worst sugar of all is high fructose corn syrup.
Let's be clear: it's primarily high fructose corn syrup that's bad for
you because it's an artificially produced chemical that metabolizes
to fat much too quickly. America's obesity problem is entwined
with the cheap thrill of high fructose corn syrup. Become a label
reader, and throw away everything in your cabinets that have high
fructose corn syrup and corn syrup.  You already know it's in your
cola, but high fructose corn syrup is hiding in unexpected places,
such as your bottle of Heinz ketchup:
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