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Is sugar healthy for you? Are certain types of sugar better for you than others?

The standard American diet is filled with sugar; on average, we consume a whopping 22 teaspoons per day (32 for children). That's anywhere from 16 to 26 teaspoons too much! In order to make the most educated and rational decisions about our diet, it's important to understand the options at hand.

We've compiled the ultimate guide to buying sugar. Check out our slideshow above to help you get started!

 

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