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Total Sugars

"Total Sugars" column in the table above is the sum of all the individual sugars including Sucrose, the "added sugar" of dietary concern.
Because the USDA Database does not always provide analytical data on each individual sugar type for each food, Total Sugars DVs will turn "Red" if the value is above your RDA to alert you of the possibility that the value may contain over the recommended dietary "added sugar".
Examine your food choices to see if they are of "natural" foods sources like fruits and vegetables or of "processed" sources.
See Sucrose - Table Sugar for the American Heart Associations recommendations for "added sugar".
If you need data on a specific sugar type, do a  Nutrient Search.
DV - No recommendations have been set.
RDA - No recommendations have been set.

Sucrose - Table Sugar

Sucrose generally refers to table sugar and corn syrup. This value in the table above in most cases would indicate "added sugar" as would be typically found in processed foods, baked goods and ready to eat and processed cereals.
The American Heart Association has set guidelines for added sugar at no more that 25 grams/100 calories per day for women (about 6 teaspoons) and no more than than 37.5 grams/150 calories per day for men (about 9 teaspoons). Excessive sugar consumption is a major contributor to overweight and obesity and it's complications such as type 2 diabetes. Read about The Center for Disease Control's(CDC) prediction of a pending Diabetes Crisis in America.
DV - No recommendations have been set.
RDA - No recommendations have been set.
UL - Upper Limits - No recommendations have been set.

Fructose

Fructose is a simple sugar found in significant amounts in tree fruits, berries, melons, honey, and some root vegetables.
DV - No recommendations have been set.
RDA - No recommendations have been set.
UL - Upper Limits - No recommendations have been set.

Lactose

Lactose is a sugar generally found in milk that is formed from galactose and glucose.
DV - No recommendations have been set.
RDA - No recommendations have been set.
UL - Upper Limits - No recommendations have been set.

Glucose

Glucose is a complicated molecular sugar type used as an energy source by all the cells of our body, including our brain and muscles.
Carbohydrates from fruits and grains are sources of glucose. Foods containing glucose are broken down into sugar during the digestion process and then absorbed into the bloodstream to be used as energy.
DV - No recommendations have been set.
RDA - No recommendations have been set.
UL - Upper Limits - No recommendations have been set.

Maltose

Maltose is a sugar formed by two units of glucose. It is found in germinating grain such as barley. The production of maltose from barley is important in the beer brewing industry.
DV - No recommendations have been set.
RDA - No recommendations have been set.
UL - Upper Limits - No recommendations have been set.

Galactose

Galactose is a type of sugar that is less sweet than glucose. It is considered nutritive because it has food energy. It is found in sugar beets and dairy products. In the human body, galactose is found in breast milk.
DV - No recommendations have been set.
RDA - No recommendations have been set.
UL - Upper Limits - No recommendations have been set.



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Sources:
ChooseMyPlate.gov
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
US Department of Health and Human Services
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Daily Reference Intakes
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling and Nutrition Reports (FDA)
Office of Dietary Supplements-National Institutes of Health
Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Antioxidant Capacities of Common Foods in the United States.
The Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center"


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