How much Sugar is in Soft Drinkes and Fruit Juices
Logan Battle, Partner: John Zemkewicz
Lab Section: D
Sugar is a concern for most people when it comes to their diet. Two misconceptions people have is that sugar isn’t as prevalent as people may think. Sugar is in many food items that the average person would never expect. A one-cup serving of baked bean contains 15 grams of sugar. Things that people usually think to be pretty healthy or would just never think of it having a ton of sugar turn out to have a good amount of sugar. Good examples of this are ketchup, a single one-cup serving of ketchup contains 40 grams of sugar in it. Also baked bens contain 15 gams of sugar for every one-cup of sugar. Even a thing like “reduced” ranch dressing contains 58 grams of sugar per one-cup serving. Some people would read those stats and have a heart attack, but if you have every questioned all the bad publicity gets from todays society and done a little digging and come up with research of their own they would see that sugar is not such a horrible thing. Through cellular respiration cells turn sugars into sucrose which is a storage protein from the cell that takes all the energy from the sugar molecule and holds it until the cell needs it too do some sort of work and its particular job. (Clarke, 2014) Just like everything things are good in moderation, too much sugar can lead to increased body weight clogged arties and a higher risk of diabetes just to name a few. Overall too much sugar in a diet leads to an unhealthy body. However a good balance is key with almost everything and the same can be said about sugar intake. A lack if sugar intake can leave your body feeling depleted and weak as it is a vital energy source for your cells which must strain much more without this big contributions in most diets. (Helmenstine, 2014) In the experiment a hydrometer is used to determine the amount of sugar in each chosen substance. You would put one of the...
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