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Old Tue, Sep-29-20, 10:06
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I'm finding I'm not crazy about the term "added sugar" as opposed to "total sugar."

My grandmothers both had sugar in their tea, one teaspoon. One way to avoid "added" sugar is to switch to orange juice. Probably 20+ grams of sugar, where that teaspoon only had four. Juice, or letting somebody else sugar your beverages, you end up with more sugar than you might add yourself. Same with salt--disappeared from tables for quite a while in my family. Home cooked meals from fresh ingredients stopped tasting as good when the salt was taken away--while the producers of processed foods were free to hide as much salt and sugar in their food products as they wanted. I don't take real sugar in my tea--but I'd take a cup with a teaspoon of sugar I added myself over a cup of juice any day.
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