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Not all sugar is created equal. Take fresh fruit for example. Fruit is an important part of a balanced diet. The difference between the sugar in fruit and the sugar in soda is that the sugar in fruit occurs naturally in the food along with valuable nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Beverages that have sugar added as part of the processing procedure contain almost no nutrients but have LOTS of calories. And these calories do not satisfy appetite the way calories from eating solid healthy food does. As a result, it is easier to eat more calories than one needs, and still be hungry.