UF/IFAS Study Shows Confusion Surrounding Added vs. Natural Sugar in Drinks

A team from the University of Florida recently discovered that most people don’t know the difference between natural and added sugars. While “sugary” is usually a dietary guideline to refer to beverages with added sugars, many consumers were unable to distinguish between these and naturally sweet beverages like fruit juice. Even though consumers are shying away from sugar-heavy beverages, knowledge of the difference between natural and added sugar is key to dietary balance. Learn more about this survey, and how increased awareness can help, after the jump.

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