56 Names For Sugar: Are You Eating More Than You Realize?
In the past few years we’ve seen a gradual realization that sugar is behind the rising levels of conditions like Diabetes, Candida, chronic inflammation and more. Many nutritionists and doctors now recommend eliminating refined sugars entirely, and indeed many people are going further and limiting consumption of all forms of sugar.
However, adopting a low sugar diet is not always as easy as it sounds, and food labeling is often to blame.
An ingredient label might contain no mention of ‘sugar’, but that is actually no guarantee at all. There are lots of substances that taste, act, and affect us in the same way that refined sugar does – just without the name. There are some you will have heard of, like high fructose corn syrup, but that is far from the only example.
A prime example from recent years is the misleading labeling of Vitaminwater, which has been persistently promoted as a health food but is in fact quite the opposite.
Here is a list of 56 names for sugar, many of which you might not even recognize. Be sure to look out for them when you next read an ingredient label!
|56 Names For Sugar|
|Barley malt||Dehydrated cane juice||Golden sugar||Molasses|
|Barbados sugar||Demerara sugar||Golden syrup||Muscovado|
|Beet sugar||Dextran||Grape sugar||Panocha|
|Brown sugar||Dextrose||High fructose corn syrup||Powdered sugar|
|Buttered syrup||Diastatic malt||Honey||Raw sugar|
|Cane juice||Diatase||Icing sugar||Refiner’s syrup|
|Cane sugar||Ethyl maltol||Invert sugar||Rice syrup|
|Caramel||Free flowing brown sugars||Lactose||Sorbitol|
|Corn syrup||Fructose||Malt||Sorghum syrup|
|Corn syrup solids||Fruit juice||Maltodextrin||Sucrose|
|Confectioner’s sugar||Fruit juice concentrate||Maltose||Sugar (granulated)|
|Carob syrup||Galactose||Malt syrup||Treacle|
|Castor sugar||Glucose||Mannitol||Turbinado sugar|
|Date sugar||Glucose solids||Maple syrup||Yellow sugar|
Some of these you will recognize as sugar, but what about ethyl maltol and maltose? Manufacturers are sneaking these types of sugar into everyday products without the consumer knowing what they are eating or drinking.
Even the most health-conscious of us consumes processed foods, even if just on the odd occasion. However if we don’t know what these sugars are called, and what they can do to our bodies, how can we make informed decisions? Is the answer to simply avoid processed foods altogether, or are we simply misunderstanding sugar and the effect it has on us?
The consensus is that it is not the type of sugar you are consuming, but simply the quantities of sugar that are found in processed foods. By using lots of different types and names of sugar, food manufacturers are able to list their sugar contents as lower than if they were to use purely cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
If they were bundled together these sugars would often be on the top of the ingredients list, but by using several different types they are often hidden further down.
We need to become more aware of sugar in our foods, and inspect labels carefully to identify which sugars – and how much of each sugar – are in what we are eating.
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I think she is talking about removing sugar from your diet….simply put, it can bring a renewed sense of self and empowerment.
Allen get a life…geeze are you a 17 yr old looking for his first time? Sounds like it!
So, the reason all that bad stuff is happening is because we aren’t having enough sex?
Find more names for sugar: http://www.sugar.org
i love allen. he is completely right. unless you have experienced what he is saying, then you wouldn’t understand.
Wow Allen is nuckin futs!
that has nothing to do with sugar
I like how this article immediately blames the manufacturers for ‘sneaking’ sugar into the food and then later adds the consumer should be more aware. Yeah that makes sense lets blame others because we where too lazy to take the time to be AWARE of what we eat before we eat it!
Hi Sammy. Actually it makes perfect sense. There’s no doubt that some manufacturers are using multiple variants of sugar to ensure that ‘sugar’ doesn’t end up as the #1 ingredient on the label. Therefore, consumers need to pay more attention to the labels than otherwise would be required.
As for your point that people are too lazy to be aware of what they are eating… that’s kind of the point of this article isn’t it? To make people aware? I’m really not sure what you’re getting at.
I agree, I think the consumer has to be more aware of reading labels, understanding terms, etc. We need continued effort to ban crap pseudofood and have better labeling
Mak s sense to me. If the manufactures wont be ethical and make it easy to know what is in our food, we must take care. I also believe we should fight for change in the food industry, not just keep a wary eye out and avoid unhealthy ingredients.
“Manufacturers and organizations like the FDA, EPA, etc….don’t operate in an ethical manner. It’s no wonder most people don’t trust our gov’t, corporations, agencies, or manufacturers. It’s scary times when we have to go the extra mile to protect ourselves from those in food manufacturing, environmental protection, etc. or those who are to oversee that those processes remain healthy and free from bacteria or disease. We cannot assume that they are meeting or creating standards that serve the best interest of the public anymore. Sneaking in ingredients? How sad is that. So many food recalls carrying deadly bacteria much less purposefully hiding ingredients from us that we should be aware of to protect our health & well being. As much as I agree with Karen that we should fight for change, look how far it’s gotten when they are Genetically Modifying our food at the seed level, lacing plants with chemical toxins and pesticides. I’m sure many of us wish there was an answer.
Now that is sad, Its even sad to think the food theie selling as whole food isn’t truly whole food at all, smh
Thanks for taking out the time to share all of your great and helpful information, on such an important topic.
“May God Continue To Bless You”
Well said Lisa 🙂
Above script by Allen Higginbotham is a wonderful creation written in such beautiful prose. What he is saying is truly beautiful and healthy and I agree with him.
Trying to stick to the diet, but I would like to know why Stevia is on the OK list when every other kind of sugar I can think of is not OK. What makes Stevia different? Also, how about “coconut sugar”?
Thanks for your time and help.
Stevia is a plant not a sugar! Other sweeteners that are OK include sugar alcohols like xylitol and erythritol.
Good point, any answers
I am just about to start trying this plan – please can i have advice on how to buy things in stores i.e. What labels say – if the sugar is less than 1% is that okay or how do i decide? As if i read the ingredient list – im not necessarily sure what all the ingredients are and whether they are a sugar or a carb etc (not becasuse the names are hard to pronounce necessarily, but because im just unfaniliar with the food!)
The most important thing is to look through the ingredients list. Often the names for aded sugar are hidden. Don’t worry so much about the natural sugars – for example probiotic yogurt and kefir contain lactose but that’s fine.
There is one more thing – you can know if something is a dessert if one of the first three ingredients is sugar (or one of its names)
Thats really interesting.
I wonder why there has to be so many
I think that sugar is only one type butt sugar have many types😉🙂☺☺😚
KEEP UP the good work. You r a blessing to all of us!