Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sugar, By Any Other Name

One of my goals for this year is to to choose more healthy foods.  My biggest weakness is sweets. (I don't think I've ever met a candy or dessert I didn't like!)  However, slowly but surely I'm removing the sugary foods from my pantry and refrigerator. 

Sugar can be a sneaky ingredient, though.  According to, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, all of these are names for added sugars:
  • anhydrous dextrose
  • brown sugar
  • confectioner's powdered sugar
  • corn syrup
  • corn syrup solids
  • dextrose
  • fructose
  • high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • honey
  • invert sugar
  • lactose
  • malt syrup
  • maltose
  • maple syrup
  • molasses
  • nectars (e.g., peach nectar, pear nectar)
  • pancake syrup
  • raw sugar
  • sucrose
  • sugar
  • white granulated sugar
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  1. That's a lot of names for sugar! ha. Sugar I don't's the artifical replacements that I stay away from...nutrasweet, splenda, equal, etc. At least sugar is natural. Although, I do agree that we all consume too much of it.

    1. I'm trying to eat less of the artificial stuff too :-)

  2. why does this list sound so delicious?

  3. Last week, I couldn't seem to get enough sweets. I was shoveling anything and anything with sugar into my mouth as fast as I could! This week seems to be a bit better, thank goodness!

  4. Oops, that should say anything and everything.

  5. Read the grams of "sugars" on the label, divide by four and that's the number of teaspoons in a serving. Shocking!

  6. Siiighhhhh.... And I'm supposed to watch out for all of them...