Constraint your sugar craving.

If you’re trying to improve your diet the first things you’ll try to do or your nutritionist may tell you is to control your sugar intake. But while grocery shopping many labels say ‘Sugar Free’, but sugar is hidden under various names. You must learn to recognize them. Check for the following names while doing your grocery shopping:-

Different Names for Sugar

These are some of the possible words for “sugar” which may appear on a label.

  • Agave Nectar
  • Barley malt syrup
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane crystals (or, even better, “cane juice crystals”)
  • Cane sugar
  • Coconut sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup or corn syrup solids
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Glucose
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Invert sugar
  • Lactose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltose
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Palm sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Rice syrup
  • Saccharose
  • Sorghum or sorghum syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Syrup
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Xylose

You should notice the words ending with ‘syrup’, ‘sweetener’, ‘ose’ or ‘sugar’ shouldn’t be there in any of the labels.

List of names for various sugars taken from the following website:

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