Read Labels to Find the Sugar

Sugar is hidden under wide range of names, so in order to know if you are getting added sugars, you must read labels. Usually if the sugar is fourth or more on the list, there is very little added sugar, but that isn’t 100% certain. To avoid sugar, you don’t want it on the label at all. Here are the usual suspects:

 
SUGAR BY ITS MANY NAMES
Agave nectar
Barley Sugar
Brown sugar
Cane crystals
Cane sugar
Corn sweetener
Corn syrup
Crystalline fructose
Dextrose
Evaporated cane juice
Fructose
Fruit juice concentrates
Glucose
High-fructose corn syrup
Honey
Invert sugar
Lactose
Maltose
Malt syrup
Molasses
Raw sugar
Sucrose
Sugar
Syrup
Barley malt
Beet sugar
Brown sugar
Buttered syrup
Cane juice crystals
Cane sugar
Caramel
Corn syrup
Corn syrup solids
Confectioner’s sugar
Carob syrup
Castor sugar
Date sugar
Demerara sugar
Dextran
Dextrose
Diastatic malt
Diatase
Ethyl maltol
Fructose
Fruit juice
Fruit juice concentrate
Galactose
Glucose
Glucose solids
Golden sugar
Golden syrup
Grape sugar
High-fructose corn syrup
Honey
Icing sugar
Invert sugar
Lactose
Maltodextrin
Maltose
Malt syrup
Maple syrup
Maple sugar
Molasses
Muscovado sugar
Panocha
Raw sugar
Refiner’s syrup
Rice syrup
Sorghum syrup
Sucrose
Sugar
Treacle
Turbinado sugar
Yacon syrup
Yellow sugar

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