Sugar makes foods sweet. It is found naturally in many foods and is added to others. Too much sugar can cause health problems. This book uncovers the nutritional benefits of sugar, how it interacts with the body, and how to include it as part of a balanced diet. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.