No matter what you buy from the store almost everything contains less or more sugar. Not just the sweet foods and beverages but also the salty ones.
The reason is simple. It is so easy to get addicted to sugar, and that means more sales for the food industry.
Did you know that there are over 200 types of sugars used by the manufacturers? Unbelievable, isn’t it?
And did you know that an average American consumes three times more sugar daily than the recommended?
There is no question that sugar is guilty for many serious conditions such as obesity and diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Hence, it is vital to decrease the amount of daily sugar intake.
However, people in the world are getting more and more health conscious. They pay attention to what they eat and, fortunately, they start to check the food labels as well.
That is bad news for the food producers since people are searching healthier foods that contain for example less sugar. So, they gave different names for the sugar to mislead the buyers and keep their sales high.
But here are is an excellent infographic by appforhealth.com from which you can learn the most common names for sugar. The next time you want to buy processed foods, do not forget to check the labels for these tricky names.
46 Tricky Names for Sugar
Related reading around the web:
- The toxic truth about sugar
- Sugar substitutes: their energy values, bulk characteristics, and potential health benefits
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