It’s seemingly unavoidable. Sugar sneaks its way into our system through well-known sources like chocolate chip cookies, ice cream sandwiches and sprinkled donuts. But our cravings for sweets are also fueled through less obvious foods such as flavored yogurt, crackers and instant oatmeal. Sugar is as inescapable as the back-to-work slump you feel every Sunday night.
Perhaps right now, you’re on a “low sugar” or “no sugar” diet. But what does that mean? Is it possible (and safe) to eliminate sugar entirely? Before you swear off sweets for good, let’s separate fact from fiction and learn more about the role of sugar in our bodies.