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The Language of Sugar Posted on 28 Oct 10:37 , 0 comments

Did you know there are over 25 different names for sugar?

That’s why we end up consuming a high sugar diet without even planning to. Sugar is a type of carbohydrate. You may also hear sugar referred to as a simple or fast-acting carbohydrate. There are two main types of sugar, naturally occurring sugars such as those found in milk or fruit, or added sugars such as those added during food processing. Pay attention to food labels, particularly ingredient lists. Here are some commonly used names for sugar you will find hidden in many foods. Corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, galactose, honey, maltose, maltodextrin, rice syrup, sucrose, fruit concentrate, high-fructose corn syrup and invert sugar.

Some foods contain more than five added sugars, learning the secret language of sugar can help you consume a healthier diet. Want to receive more cool tips about nutrition? Join our FREE newsletter.