Sugars are fattening
They can be. Sugars, including white, brown or raw sugar, glucose (dextrose), corn syrup, honey
and invert sugar, are foods. Like any other food, sugars contribute to excess body fat if we
overeat. Sugars themselves do not play a unique role in causing us to become overweight. This
occurs when we consume an excess of dietary energy (kilojoules) over the energy we use
performing our daily activities. In trying to reduce weight by limiting food intake, the most
obvious choice for many people is to exclude sugars and sweet foods. In the case of sugars for
example, this lowers energy intake without significantly affecting the intake of essential nutrients.
If you desire the sweetness of sugar without its kilojoules, foods and drinks can be sweetened
using artificial sweeteners (see also ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS CAUSE CANCER).