Jewish celebrations often center around feasting. But as with other foods, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Added sugar is now present in almost every food we eat, from cereals to juices to breads to meats. Increased sugar consumption has also contributed to the rise of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
This homepage for the conversation about sugar is a collection of the resources that exist around sugar and Jewish tradition. It is a work in progress. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any resources or initiatives you would like to share on this topic.
What do Jews say about sugar?
Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers of Fruit Drinks, HealthScience.net
46 Sneaky Names for Sugar, Appetite for Health
Motivating Camp Kids Without Sugar, Forward
Quick Guide to Sugar
Table sugar (sucrose), derived from sugar cane and beets, is made up of equal portions of two types of sugars. It’s half (50%) glucose and half (50%) fructose. There is significant evidence that fructose is processed differently in the body than other sugars and can be toxic to the liver, just like alcohol.