What is sugar


Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners

Sugar and artificial sweeteners are some of the main things that seem to confuse people (myself included). I think many of us now know that it’s a good idea to to cut down on the general consumption of sugar – but how do we actually know that something is sugar and/or an artificial sweetener?

a lack of responsibility?

Brands and food producers don’t exactly make it easier for us to know what is what and claims such as ‘sugar-free’ seem to pop up left and right. That said, it would only be logical to assume that something that tastes sweet and is ‘sugar-free’ contains some sort of sweetener. The question is: what is that and what does it do to your body? 

  • What kind of sugar is ‘bad’ and what is ‘good’?
  • What’s the difference between natural occurring sugar and processed alternatives?
  • Why is fructose from fruit different than the fructose that has been chemically extracted?
  • How do I know that something is an artificial sweetener?
  • What are the downsides of artificial sweeteners? 

And I’m sure you have LOTS more to add.

sugar and artificial sweeteners

I mean – sugar and artificial sweeteners were GIBBERISH to me when I founded kAAKAO, and there seemed to be so much contradictory information (hello Internet!). The more I learn, the better I want to become at communicating it all!

Help me!

So, if you have any questions on the subject (or if you’re as confused as I am) – PLEASE take 30 seconds to give me your #1 question on the subject and I’ll get your the answer within the next two weeks.


Stephanie is the founder of Helpings and the creator of all content on the platform. Watch her TEDx talk, 'Holy Shit', about digestion on YouTube, organized at King's Collage London in 2016. Stephanie is currently building her second business, a chocolate brand called kAAKAO, and she shares her experience by means of inspiring other entrepreneurs to excel in business and in life.

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