Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sugar: Don't be fooled

It's in everything. It can be masked under all sorts of names. Let's be clear: Sugar is sugar no matter which name they mask it under. Yes, honey and molasses too.
  • glucose
  • fructose 
  • galactose
  • dextrose
  • honey 
  • molasses
  • brown sugar
  • raw sugar
  • cane juice 
  • beet juice  
  • agave syrup 
  • nectar 
  • apple, grape, or orange juice concentrate
  • confectioner's sugar
  • baker's sugar
  • powdered sugar
Next time you reach for your favorite sauce, condiment, potato chips, or even a beer check the label to see if it has one of the hidden sugars -- my guess, it probably does. The higher up on the list of ingredients typically means that there is a large amount of the ingredient. So that's why on some packages you'll see several different types of sugars listed. Don't be fooled.

This article gives a more in depth look and may be helpful:

Sugar Overload Curbing America's Sweet Tooth

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