Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sugar: So Many Names

Now that we know how much sugar we are consuming we need to start being smart about it.

You guys! If you are trying to cut extra sugar out of your diet you have to read the labels. Problem is that the labels are a bit tricky. Sugar goes by several different names and comes in different forms and if you don’t know what they are you could be eating lots of sugar without realizing it.


Some of these are naturally occurring sugars. Some are man made. The grams of sugar on your nutrition labels does not differentiate so read your labels and know what you are consuming.


Names for sugar in all it‘s various forms:

Barley malt
Beet sugar
Brown sugar
Buttered syrup
Cane-juice crystals
Cane sugar
Caramel
Carob syrup
Corn syrup
Corn syrup solids
Date sugar
Dextran
Dextrose
Diastase
Diastatic malt
Ethyl maltol
Fructose
Fruit juice and fruit juice concentrate
Glucose
Glucose solids
Golden sugar
Golden syrup
Grape sugar
High-fructose corn syrup
Honey
Invert sugar
Lactose
Malt syrup
malt dextrin
Maltose
Mannitol
Molasses
Raw sugar
Refiner’s syrup
Sorbitol
Sorghum syrup
Sucrose
Sugar
Turinado sugar
Xylitol
Yellow sugar

The easiest way to avoid added sugars in your foods is to eat natural foods. Man made foods almost always have added sugar. I eat a lot of meats, fish, fruits and veggies.





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