What’s Lurking In Your Food?
With more and more research revealing the dangerous effects of consuming high amounts of sugar, the public’s awareness has significantly increased. The problem…(aside from those knowingly consuming too many sugary treats) many people have no idea sugar is also being laced into just about everything they consume! From bread…to condiments and dressings…even injected into meats.
According to many studies, sugar is as addictive as cocaine and it’s well known, too much sugar has detrimental effects on the body.
As a result of the increasing awareness, food companies have become clever, changing the name of “sugar” to sneak it into food ingredient labels. We’re going to go over all the “alias” names for sugar but first, let’s share some helpful suggestions…
Read The Ingredients!
Read the ingredients on every food label. There are plenty of options that offer low or zero, added sugar or artificial sugar.
Avoid high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) at all costs. To put it simply, HFCS is an artificial sugar that heightens the potency of fructose to unnatural amounts.
Learn The "Alias" Names
Study and learn the names below so you can become familiar with how many of your regularly consumed foods may be affected by added sugars.
Stick To Whole Foods
Stick with foods in their “most whole” form. Example – If you’re craving orange juice, try eating an orange stead of consuming fruit juices or orange flavored candy, etc. Try to make at least half of your meals foods that are one ingredient…themselves!
Use Fruit For Cravings
When craving something sweet, try using fruit as an alternative for cookies, candy, ice creams, and other highly processed deserts. Chilled strawberries, sliced kiwi, clementines, etc. are all great examples of sweet, nutrient-packed treats!
The Hidden Names Of Sugar
Barley malt syrup
Cane juice crystals
Corn syrup solids
Dehydrated cane juice
Evaporated cane juice
HFCS (High–Fructose Corn Syrup)
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