50 Different Names For Sugar In Disguise: How To Identify On Food Labels

Sugar may be “Public Enemy #1” when it comes to your health and well-being. In fact, studies show that “the consumption of excess sugar promotes the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) both directly and indirectly”. So if we know this to be true, then why are big manufacturers still promoting the consumption of processed junk food? While this question will never be answered, we as consumers need to do our part in protecting our lives!

But, society is becoming more health conscience which is great. What is not so great, is that manufacturers of these “fake foods” are also becoming good at hiding the sugar from us. So, in this post I’ll reveal the many different names that manufacturers use to hide sugar from you, the consumer.

Sugar In Disguise

  • Barley Malt
  • Beet Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Evaporated Cane Juice
  • Cane Sugar
  • Caramel
  • Corn Syrup
  • Date Sugar
  • Carob Syrup
  • Castor Sugar
  • Demerara Sugar
  • Dextrn
  • Dextrose
  • Diatase
  • Ethyl Maltol
  • Fructose
  • Fruit Juice
  • Fruit Juice Concentrate
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • Glucose Solids
  • Golden Sugar
  • Golden Syrup
  • Grape Sugar
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  • Honey
  • Icing Sugar
  • Invert Sugar
  • Lactose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltose
  • Malt Syrup
  • Maple Syrup
  • Molasses
  • Muscovado Sugar
  • Panocha
  • Raw Sugar
  • Refiner’s Syrup
  • Rice Syrup
  • Sorbitol
  • Sorghum Syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • Yellow Sugar

The next time you find yourself staring at the back of a packaged health food product nutrition label, check to see if sugar is hidden in its many forms. Manufacturers will do all they can to hide that fact that their product is laden with sugar, and bad for our health. It’s up to us to get educated and equipped with the knowledge to avoid these products.

I hope this post helped you in identifying the many names of sugar, and will be valuable to you the next time you are reading a food label and making a healthy choice.

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