Natural or intrinsic sugars are found in unprocessed foods like Fruits, some Vegetables ,Milk, Unsweetened Yogurt. These sugars are in Fructose form.
Refined are artificial sugars are found in Sweetened beverages, baked goods, cereals, Soft drinks, Flavoured Yogurt,Sauces. These sugars are in Sucrose form.
Which one is good for health?
Natural sugars are bound in a food matrix, which contains fiber as a part of it.This complex makes it slower for digestion and absorption. But the refined sugars break down rapidly causing Insulin and blood level to increase and also rapid digestion causes more intake of food leading to fat deposition.
Consuming refined sugars provide high energy but it causes DENTAL as well as health ill effects.
When you eat sugary foods or sip sugary drinks for longer period of time ,bacteria use that sugar and produce acids that attack your teeth .
Cavities occur when bacteria in your mouth digest sugar and produce acid which weakens tooth enamel.
LIQUIDS: Soft drinks,Fruits,Cocoa,Sugar in beverages,Icercream-5
SOLID AND STICKY: Cupcake,Caramel,Sweetrolls,Pastries,Chocolates-10
SLOWLY DISSOLVING:Hard candies,Breathmints,Antacids-15
“5” or less:Excellent,”10″:good,”15″ or more:”watchout zone”