Sugar is a chemical substance in food that can be natural or artificial. Most people find food containing sugar very tasty!
Types of sugars
There are two types of sugars: natural and added.
- Some sugar occurs naturally in food and drinks, for example, fruits and natural juices. Foods with natural sugars are good because they give us energy.
- Some foods contain sugar that is added during preparation, for example, sweetened drinks and cakes. We should not eat too much of these sugars.
Did you know that…?
We need some sugar in our diet to give us energy for our daily activities, both physical and mental.