Sugar by any other name

Sugar by any other name

Sugar by any other name

Sugar naturally appears in fruit (as glucose and fructose) and milk (as maltose) and in starches (once digested, as glucose). If you eat a variety of unprocessed foods, that’s about enough sugar for your body to cope with.

The problem comes when you eat processed foods, where sugar pops up throughout. The amount of sugar consumed thsi way is terribly bad for your health; you may not notice a problem initially, but it has a cumulative effect.

Sugar is especially connceted with obesity, diabetes, low energy, anxiety and depression, and inflammatory conditions like arthritis. If you can’t break your sugar habit by yourself, I can help you!

More sugar than you think…

The higher up an ingredient list a component is, the more there is of it in the ‘food’ product.

Manufacturers get around the abominable amounts of sugar they add by listing types of sugar.

Look out for the names listed below, and also look out on the ‘total carbohydrates, of which, sugars’ part of the label.

You’ll find a lot of sugar in savoury goods too; theu may not taste sweet because lots of salt has been added.

More than one of these (see list) and more than a total of 5g per 100g of added sugar means you really might want to put it back on the shelf…. and that’s before you spot the other nasty ingredients…

Agave nectar

Barbados sugar

Barley malt

Barley malt syrup

Beet sugar

Brown sugar

Buttered syrup

Cane juice

Cane juice crystals

Cane sugar


Carob syrup

Castor sugar

Coconut palm sugar

Coconut sugar

Confectioner’s sugar

Corn sweetener

Corn syrup

Corn syrup solids

Date sugar

Dehydrated cane juice

Demerara sugar



Evaporated cane juice

Free-flowing brown sugars


Fruit juice

Fruit juice concentrate


Glucose solids

Golden sugar

Golden syrup

Grape sugar

HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup)


Icing sugar

Invert sugar

Malt syrup





Maple syrup



Palm sugar


Powdered sugar

Raw sugar

Refiner’s syrup

Rice syrup


Sorghum Syrup


Sugar (granulated)

Sweet Sorghum



Turbinado sugar

Yellow sugar

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