The Top 10 Ways Sugar is Sneaking Into Your Diet
If there is one thing you can do to make your diet healthier, it’s to cut out added sugar. Turns out, this may be easier said than done. Eliminating sugar can get tricky, as it is no longer found in just sweets and dessert. This dietary enemy may be making its way into your diet through foods you would never expect, and hiding under different names on nutrition labels.
“Food manufacturers are getting creative in an effort to make it seem like there is less sugar in their products,” Erica Julson, RD says. “For example, many consumers are avoiding high fructose corn syrup, so manufacturers use alternative names, such as invert sugar, or corn sugar.” Other common names for sugar include dextrose, sucrose, fructose, and even more deceiving names such as cane juice, brown rice syrup, and nectar, among many others.
To help you avoid all that excess sugar, we’ve compiled a list of the top unsuspecting foods that commonly have added sweeteners.