Dr Sally Norton, founder of www.vavistalife.com has put together a handy list of the names you might find on a nutrition label which are really just another form of sugar.
When shopping, it’s important to remember to read the labels on any processed foods you buy (even savoury ones that you might not realise contain sugar at all!) and you’ll be surprised how often sugar, in any of its forms, pops up. It’s no wonder that so many of us are addicted to the stuff – it seems to be everywhere we look, even where we least expect it!
But food producers are clever you see… They have to list their ingredients in quantity order – but by dividing up ‘sugar’ into lots of different names, and into lots of smaller quantities, they are able to hide them lower down on the list. So, that snack you think contains a little sugar, could well have much more of the sweet stuff than the ‘sugar’ labelled – but it’s sneaked in, in many of its many other names and forms. So familiarise yourself with sugar’s many guises, and don’t be duped!
Different Forms of Sugar on Nutrition Labels
Caramelised sugar syrup
Corn syrup solids
Fruit juice concentrate
Glucose fructose syrup
High-fructose corn syrup
Partially inverted sugar syrup
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