table sugar


Definition of table sugar 

: sugar sense 1a especially : granulated white sugar

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In addition to tasting sweet on your tongue, a spoonful of table sugar — in a cup of coffee, for example — will cause the sugar, or glucose, level in your blood to rise. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "How chocolate and sugary things may prime your brain to want more," 10 Feb. 2018 Your body responds by secreting digestive enzymes to break down the disaccharide molecule sucrose (or table sugar) into the monosaccharide glucose. Kate Morgan, The Cut, "Is Stevia Better for You Than Sugar?," 26 Mar. 2018 For the same amount of carbohydrate, table sugar will prompt a much bigger spike in blood glucose than a few bites of apple. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "How chocolate and sugary things may prime your brain to want more," 10 Feb. 2018 Compare that to one tablespoon of table sugar, which contains 16 grams of carbs and no nutrients., "Eating Fruit Can Actually Help You Lose Weight. A Nutritionist Explains," 5 Feb. 2018 Dietitian Andy Bellatti recommends looking for bars that rely on sweetness from foods like dates and coconut rather than table sugars (see: brands like RXBAR and Lärabar). Time, "Are These 'Healthy' Foods Really Good for You?," 7 Sep. 2017 Bars that rely on sweetness from whole foods like dates, rather than table sugar, artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup, are typically healthier. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "5 Granola Bars That Are Actually Good For You," 1 Sep. 2017

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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