Sugar is mainly in everything you eat.Sugar is a carbon hydrate which our bodies need for energy but too much of it could lead to diabetes and heart disease. It also makes things taste better and last longer. Whole fat mayonnaise has just over 2 % sugar but the low fat version has 13 % of sugar.
I understand why they put sugar in mainly in all our food so it can have flavor and taste better, some families say sugar is a big part of our diet so we can have energy, but for kids they should only have 2 teaspoons a day but a can of soft drink is 5 times that.
One of the questions I have is why do the put more sugar in the foods that say low fat and in the high fat foods they put less? I think that should be the other way around. Its called false advertising.