Sugar is either natural sugar and added sugar. Natural sugar is what you find in fruit (fresh, frozen, and canned). Use caution with canned fruit, however, because it may be in a syrup containing added sugar. Most or all of the sugar we eat and drink should be natural sugar. Fruit contains dietary fiber which slows down the absorption of the sugar in the bloodstream. Added sugars are not the same as natural sugar. High fructose corn syrup, considered one of the worst added sugars, is highly processed with "empty" calories, no nutritional value, and no dietary fiber.
Here are 5 steps to start eliminating added sugars: