Look out for sugar in disguise!

Look out for sugar in disguise!

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Sugar in disguise

The best way to eat for sustained energy is to stick to real, whole foods (like those with complex carbs from vegetables or whole grains) and avoid sugar.

But sometimes sugar comes in different, sneaky forms. So when you reach for that “energy bar”, look out for these (and other) sugars in disguise:

Basic Simple Sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides):

  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • Lactose
  • Maltose
  • Sucrose

Solid or Granulated Sugars:

  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Cane sugar
  • Castor sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar (aka, powdered sugar)
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Date sugar
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextrin
  • Diastatic malt
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Glucose syrup solids
  • Maltodextrin
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Panela sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Sucanat
  • Turbinado sugar

Liquid or Syrup Sugars:

  • Agave Nectar/Syrup
  • Barley malt
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Corn syrup
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Golden syrup
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  • Invert sugar
  • Malt syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Treacle