Sneaky Names for Sugar and How to Avoid an Accidental Blood Sugar Crash

There are so many names for sugar these daysit’s hard to believe. When you don’t know some of the common industry terms for sugar you might quickly read an ingredient label and assume it’s okay, when it’s really loaded with high fructose corn syrup. 

The sugar Industry is always trying to remain elusive to modern health trends. Now that it’s popular knowledge that sugar is bad for you, companies are doing what they can to hide the fact that their product contains sugar. 

Here’s a list of names for sugar that you might miss if you don’t know what to look for… 

  • Agave nectar
  • Barley malt
  • Beet sugar
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Cane sugar
  • Caramel
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn-syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Glucose
  • Golden syrup
  • Gum syrup
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Lactose
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltose
  • Refiner’s syrup
  • Simple syrup
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Sucanat
  • Sucrose
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado
  • Xylitol

When you know to avoid anything with these ingredients listed you can feel empowered in knowing that your food choices will support you on your journey towards amazing health. Get in the habit of reading every label and you’ll never be the victim of a surprise sugar crash again.

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