The 61 names of sugar – Read the food labels for hidden sugar

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You should always read the ingredient list on the back of the product to make sure it doesn’t have any hidden sugar.

In a low carb diet, you eat meats, full-fat dairy, vegetables, nuts and healthy oils. You can find here a more detailed list of the allowed foods.

 What I want you to be aware of is that not only desserts and pastry products contain added sugar. About 74% of the packaged foods that we are regularly buying from the store contain added sugars. If you aren’t eating desserts or grain products, you may still go over the limit with your sugar intake.

How it’s that possible?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires the food producers to write all the ingredients on the product. But unfortunately, they always find sneaky ways not to put the word sugar” on it. Sugar is disguised under many names. It’s almost impossible to know every name, and that makes you think that you are eating healthy.

The sugar content per serving should appear on the package of every food or drink product, along with other macronutrients like fat, carbohydrates or protein.

Natural Sugars are not bad!

It’s important to know that we shouldn’t be afraid of the sugar that is naturally found in fruits and vegetables.

Why is sugar added?

Sugar is added during the processing of the food to make them taste sweet, enhance flavors and to give you sugar cravings.

Sweet is the first taste humans prefer from birth! – Christine Gerbstadt a dietitian and American Dietetic Association (ADA).

Processed foods that are labeled as low-carb are usually just junk foods. Research shows that if manufacturers add health claims on the front package, they convince the client that the product is healthier than other similar product.

You shouldn’t get fooled by the false claims on the packaging and check the ingredients list. If there are any of the following hidden names of sugar, you should know that the product is not healthy!

Here are a few examples of hidden sources of sugar in a daily low carb diet intake:

  • Bacon

  • Premade Seasonings Packets

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bacon hidden sugar low carb

  • Salad Dressings and Marinades

  • Peanut Butter

dressing hidden sugar low carb

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peanut butter hidden sugar low carb

  • Tomato Sauce and Ketchup

  • Pickles

ketchup hidden sugar low carb

  • Processed Cheese Slices

  • Protein Bars and Weight Loss Energy Bars

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  • Canned Vegetables

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It’s time to face the truth! The 61 secret names of sugar that are listed in this article.

1. Agave nectar

2. Barbados sugar

3. Barley malt

4. Barley malt syrup

5. Beet sugar

6. Brown sugar

7. Buttered syrup

8. Cane juice

9. Cane juice crystals

10. Cane sugar

11. Caramel

12. Carob syrup

13. Castor sugar

14. Coconut palm sugar

15. Coconut sugar

16. Confectioner’s sugar

17. Corn sweetener

18. Corn syrup

19. Corn syrup solids

20. Date sugar

21. Dehydrated cane juice

22. Demerara sugar

23. Dextrin

24. Dextrose

25. Evaporated cane juice

26. Free-flowing brown sugars

27. Fructose

28. Fruit juice

29. Fruit juice concentrate

30. Glucose

31. Glucose solids

32. Golden sugar

33. Golden syrup

34. Grape sugar

35. HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup)

36. Honey

37. Icing sugar

38. Invert sugar

39. Malt syrup

40. Maltodextrin

41. Maltol

42. Maltose

43. Mannose

44. Maple syrup

45. Molasses

46. Muscovado

47. Palm sugar

48. Panocha

49. Powdered sugar

50. Raw sugar

51. Refiner’s syrup

52. Rice syrup

53. Saccharose

54. Sorghum Syrup

55. Sucrose

56. Sugar (granulated)

57. Sweet Sorghum

58. Syrup

59. Treacle

60. Turbinado sugar

61. Yellow sugar

In these modern days, added sugar is one of the unhealthiest products. Sugar is the ingredient that contributes to a lot of diseases. The most common diseases caused by sugar are diabetes, obesity, heart disease.

If you want to keep you, and your loved ones healthy be aware of the hidden sugars. Most of the foods that are considered healthy like yogurt or whole grain products may contain more sugar than a glass of soda.

Hidden sugar in different products can sabotage your way to ketosis and keep you from achieving the great benefits that everyone is talking about.

Pin the list for later. Save it to your computer! Make sure you will always have this list nearby to detect the harmful added sugar!

61 names for sugar low carb hidden sugar

Did you know that sugar comes in so many forms? Let a comment below!




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