Tagged: Sugar

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Why We Love Sweet Foods but Hate Vegetables

Throughout our evolutionary history, our ancestors faced numerous challenges that impeded their survival, such as extreme climate and potential predators. In terms of food, they also faced two distinct types of dangers. On one hand, food is essential to sustain...

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Which Artificial Sweetener is the Safest?

Since their introduction as sugar substitutes in various food and drinks, artificial sweeteners like acesulfame K have been accepted as the ‘healthier’ option. Many sugar-free options exist today, helping us lead healthier lives. However, questions persist about their effectiveness and...

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Demonstration: Benedict’s Test for Reducing Sugars

We often hear about the exorbitant amount of sugar in food and drink these days, and the health risks that are associated with a high sugar intake. But how do scientists quantify the concentration of sugar in various substances? Before...