30 Hidden Names For Sugar

30 Hidden Names For Sugar

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According to Statistics Canada the average Canadian is consuming 26 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s the equivalent of 40 kilograms or 88 lbs of sugar a year!! 
 
Recently, a study out of Ontario found that over two-thirds of products on our grocery shelves had sugar in it. Surprised? Not really, eh? Some call sugar the last legal drug.  When you think about how prevalent and ubiquitous sugar is… the impact it has on our emotions and the evidence that sugar acts similarly to cocaine or alcohol in our brains, sugar addiction is society’s worst kept secret?
 
 
For years, sugar has been touted as the main cause for diabetes. However, a new book out called "The Case Against Sugar", proposes that it is sugar.. not fat.. that is the true cause of cardiovascular disease. The author implicates researchers, nutritionists and especially the sugar industry in what he claims amounts to a major cover-up.
 
Take a listen here on CBC's The Current for an interested interview with the author, Gary Taubes.
 
Now, I'm sure that you are all aware of the evils of sugar, but did you know that there are over 50 different names for sugar?? Here are 30 of them for you to keep an eye out when choosing what you are bringning home from the store: 
 
1.  corn sweetener
2.  ethyl maltol
3.  corn syrup
4.  dextrose
5.  fructose
6.  fruit juice concentrates
7.  glucose
8.  high-fructose corn syrup
9.  invert sugar
10.  lactose
11.  maltose
12.  malt syrup
13.  raw sugar
14.  sucrose
15.  sugar syrup
16.  florida crystals
17.  cane sugar
18.  crystalline fructose
19.  evaporated cane juice
20.  corn syrup solids
21.  malt syrup
22.  barley malt
23.  agave nectar
24.  rice syrup
25.  caramel
26.  panocha
27.  muscovado
28.  molasses
29.  treacle
30.  carob syrup
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