What's the deal with "free" sugars?


"Free sugars,” as described by the World Health Organization, are those found in table sugar, added to foods and drinks by manufacturers, and added to our cooking, Free sugars are naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates.

High amounts of free sugars are associated with an increased risk of obesity, which is connected to a variety of other health conditions; however, sugar-containing fruits and vegetables help to reduce the risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Fresh Fit Foods focuses on avoiding the added sugars that are detrimental to our health: the sugar-sweetened soft drinks and cereals. In the meals prepared by Fresh Fit Foods you will find foods that naturally contain sugar, like in our steamed broccoli and fruit. These are the sugars that can help reduce the risk of diseases. We do our best to sweeten our goods (Oatmeal Porridge, Oat Bake, and muffins) with an unsweetened applesauce or fruit to ensure our customers are getting the healthiest options possible.

 

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