The Power of Milk: Natural Sugar Versus Added Sugar

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Power of Milk - Natural Sugar Versus Added Sugar.

The problem with added sugar.

You’ve probably heard that obesity is reaching epidemic levels in the United States and is responsible for a host of serious medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, asthma and sleep apnea. One major contributor to the rise in obesity is the consumption of added sugar — sugar that’s not naturally occurring in a food but is added during processing.

Just how much added sugar do we consume?

The average American consumes approximately 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day, which amounts to an extra 350 calories. That’s almost 18 percent of a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet just in added sugar.

Don’t forget about natural sugar!

Our bodies don’t need the carbohydrates from added sugars because natural sugars are present in a number of foods, such as fructose in fruits and vegetables, and lactose in milk. And, unlike soda or sports drinks, Hiland Dairy Milk gives you those energy-inducing carbohydrates along with muscle-building protein, bone-building calcium and a host of other important vitamins and nutrients.

So, if you needed another reason to grab a glass of cool, refreshing Hiland Dairy Milk, then its naturally occurring lactose and no added sugars is a sweet one indeed!

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One comment on “The Power of Milk: Natural Sugar Versus Added Sugar

  • Wow. This article was excellent. I have always had trouble with my insulin. Lately, however, since I have been craving 2% at night, I have been buying those small Hiland 2% bottles. I actually experience more energy and it’s balanced, for hours. Perhaps it is the carb-to-protein ratio? I was surprised to see that the amount of carbs was much lower than I expected in one of those bottles, while the protein was much higher than I expected. Protein, I’ve been told by doctors, needs to be attached to sugars for the sugar to be utilized* (*sugar helps carry oxygen through the blood when it is attached to the hemoglobin). Too much sugar is bad for everyone, but especially bad for people with insulin resistance. However, I don’t feel the roller coaster highs and crashes from a nice, glass of 2%. Also, I am surprised at the taste of this milk; it is so delicious — I have to say that I love it more than ice cream now!

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