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Grocery Store Buyer Beware! A Three Part Series (3 of 3)

Sneaky Sneaky Sugar

Written by: Dr. Janine Mackenzie, ND

Food manufacturing companies know that consumers are looking for low sugar foods, but sugar is one of the components of foods that make us crave them, and essentially get ‘addicted’ to them. So often the nutritional label will not directly say “sugar” on the ingredients list.

Here are the different names that sugar can appear in food labels, I bet you will be shocked at how many foods contain these sneaky forms of sugar!

  • Brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, powdered sugar

  • Cane juice/evaporated cane juice

  • Corn syrups

  • Dextrose, or glucose, aka corn sugar

  • High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

  • Honey