Food and beverage manufacturers in cahoots with the sugar industry consistently look for new sugar names to add to their long sugar list. Why do they go to such sneaky lengths to hide more and more high glycemic index sugar in commercial foods? Because sugar is addictive!
And once they’ve got us hooked as sugar addicts, we constantly crave more and more for our sugar-fix – even though we know it’s bad for us.
Sugar Facts about Hidden Sugars
Some of the major sources of highly refined grains and hidden sugars that cause high glycemic blood sugar problems are: sodas, ketchup, cereals, fruit juice, jams, jellies, canned fruit, prepared foods, ice cream, cookies, candy, cakes, pies, pastries and most other desserts.
Processed starches that behave like sugar in your body are white flour, white rice, pasta (unless the flour is listed as 100% whole wheat), enriched flour, tapioca, cornstarch and processed breakfast cereals.
The most common names for sugar are: barley malt, corn syrup, dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, maltose, molasses, raw sugar, sucrose and turbinado sugar.
Here’s a more complete sugar list with 69 sugar names.
List of Sugar Names
|Agave nectarBarbados SugarBarley maltBeet sugar
Cane juice crystals
Corn syrup solids
Evaporated cane juice
Fruit juice concentrate
|Glucose solidsGolden sugarGolden syrupGranulated sugar
Grape juice concentrate
High-fructose corn Syrup
Organic raw sugar
The sugar industry is constantly coming up with new sugar names. So be on guard for new hidden sugars with insulin spiking ingredients.
Are Artificial Sweeteners a Safe Sugar Substitute?
Artificial sweeteners are often accused of causing cancer, headaches and other health problems. But who knows how many of these unsubstantiated stories are intentionally spread by the powerful, aggressive and heavily government subsidized sugar industry to undermine their competition.
It’s something to seriously consider. There’s certainly no sound scientific evidence to back up the rumors that any of the U.S. approved artificial sweeteners cause cancer. And there are many studies confirming the safety of these sugar substitutes for the general population.
However, there’s some evidence that people who consume large quantities of diet sodas tend to gain weight. But this is probably due to the sugar substitutes sweet taste causing sugar cravings for junk foods.
Artificial sweeteners main benefits are: they don’t negatively affect blood sugar and they’re calorie-free. Approved artificial sweeteners are:
The natural herbal sugar substitute, Stevia, is also a viable option.
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