Test Your IQ: On average, which summer “ice cream truck” dessert contains the most sugar (in grams) per serving?
- Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Cone
- Ice Cream Sundae Cup
- Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
What exactly is sugar?
Sugar serves as an energy source for the body. There are many different types of sugars, including those that occur naturally and those that are processed to taste “sweet.” Prepared foods, including desserts and ice creams, often contain natural sugars and/or processed sweeteners. Natural sugars are found in fruits, honey and some other plant-based foods. In moderation, natural sugars can be good for you, but consuming too much table sugar or too many processed sugars or sweeteners can lead to health problems such as weight gain, diabetes and obesity. Diabetes and obesity place you at increased risk for developing kidney disease. For more information about sugar and your kidneys, click here.