Not all sugar is made the same.

As our clinical nutrition coordinator Tomi Akanbi, MS, RD has explained, added sugar found in sweets, soda, breakfast cereal and other processed foods impacts our bodies differently than sugar naturally found in whole foods like fruit, vegetables and milk.

Here’s why:

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