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The milled grains go into a mash tun, where starches are converted to simple sugars. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Backed by his boss, John Howie, sommelier/master distiller Erik Liedholm pours his heart and talent into award-winning liquors," 20 June 2018 Aspartame, for example, undergoes a different metabolic process that doesn’t yield simple sugars. Eunice Zhang, Washington Post, "Diet drinks may seem like a good idea, but their effects may surprise you," 3 June 2018 Watermelon—the real kind, with plenty of water and simple sugars. Julie Brown, Outside Online, "The Best Fuel for Your Longest Sufferfests," 30 May 2018 That’s the worst diet, and a close second is diets loaded with simple sugar and white flour. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "The high-fat keto diet isn't the worst for you, it's definitely not great either," 3 May 2018 And there are studies showing that in the long term, non keto eating plans that are low in simple sugar and carbs but include fruits and whole grains produce similar results to the ketogenic diet. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Research shows ketogenic diet could be helpful for diabetics | Miami Herald," 16 Apr. 2018 Commercial baking meant that Girl Scouts could start selling other options than just the simple sugar cookie. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "The First Girl Scout Cookies Were Much Easier To Resist," 13 Feb. 2018 Some of those deaths are preventable through non-drug interventions, including lifestyle changes such as cutting down on smoking, drinking, and eating unhealthy foods high in simple sugars, sodium, and fat. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The Diseases We Aren't Curing—And Why," 6 Feb. 2018 Bread depends on it to make dough rise: yeasts, whether wild or lab-domesticated, consume the simple sugars found in flour. The Economist, "Universe in a jarFermentation makes a comeback," 16 Dec. 2017

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