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By Debi Budnick - Public Health Educator
Klickitat County Public Health Department 

The not-so-sweet truth about sugar

For Your Health


Most likely, there is some deliciously sweet treat taunting your taste buds right now: the donuts in the break room at work, the cookies in the cupboard, the soda in the vending machine or the candy in the grocery store check-out aisle. Most of us understand these things are not good for our health when consumed regularly, but did you know that sugar is hidden in all kinds of foods we think are healthy? These “added sugars” may be doing more harm than you think.

Added sugars are sugars and syrups that are added to foods or drinks when they are processed or prepared. This does not include naturally occurring sugars such as those in milk and fruits. For many years, nutrition officials...

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