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Sugar: How Sweet It Isn’t

 

Sugar:  How sweet it isn’t

 

Sugar is taking a devastating toll on our health. The single largest source of calories for Americans comes from sugar.  We eat too much of it. It’s impossible to avoid sugar entirely but we must be mindful and avoid sugar whenever possible.  Don’t be fooled from nutrition labels claiming zero sugar. If nutritional  labels just said “sugar,” the task of cutting sugar out would be easy, but they don’t so you must read the ingredients.  There are many more names for sugar. Here are a few:

honey,  -brown sugar,  -high-fructose corn syrup, -cane sugar,  -corn syrup,  -caramel,  -barley malt,  -buttered syrup,-beet sugar,  -cane-juice crystals,  -carob syrup,  -date sugar, -dextran,  -dextrose,            -diatase,  -diastatic malt syrup,-ethyl maltol ,  -fructose,  -fruit juice,  -glucose,  -glucose solids,  -golden sugar,  -golden syrup,  -grape sugar, - lactose    -malt syrup, -maltodextrin, -maltose,  -mannitol,  -molasses,  -raw sugar,  -refiner’s syrup,  -sorbitol,  -sorghum syrup,  -sucrose , -sugar,  -turbinado sugar,  -yellow sugar.


 

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Sugar: How Sweet It Isn't


 

Sugar:  How sweet it isn’t

 

Sugar is taking a devastating toll on our health. The single largest source of calories for Americans comes from sugar.  We eat too much of it. It’s impossible to avoid sugar entirely but we must be mindful and avoid sugar whenever possible.  Don’t be fooled from nutrition labels claiming zero sugar. If nutritional  labels just said “sugar,” the task of cutting sugar out would be easy, but they don’t so you must read the ingredients.  There are many more names for sugar. Here are a few:

honey,  -brown sugar,  -high-fructose corn syrup, -cane sugar,  -corn syrup,  -caramel,  -barley malt,  -buttered syrup,-beet sugar,  -cane-juice crystals,  -carob syrup,  -date sugar, -dextran,  -dextrose,            -diatase,  -diastatic malt syrup,-ethyl maltol ,  -fructose,  -fruit juice,  -glucose,  -glucose solids,  -golden sugar,  -golden syrup,  -grape sugar, - lactose    -malt syrup, -maltodextrin, -maltose,  -mannitol,  -molasses,  -raw sugar,  -refiner’s syrup,  -sorbitol,  -sorghum syrup,  -sucrose , -sugar,  -turbinado sugar,  -yellow sugar.