We all know that too much sugar is bad for our health, however, we may not realize how often sugar shows up in our home. It's the added sugar that's problematic. Not the natural sugars such as lactose in milk and fructose in fruit which are packed with nutrients and fiber, that help slow absorption. It’s the added sugar -such as corn syrup, corn sweetener, invert sugar.
Spotting added sugar in food should be easy, right? Just read the label. It can be a little tricky. Food manufacturers call sugar by more than 60 different names.
If you’re going to protect your family from the health risks (cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, leaky gut, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers) of too much added sugar, you’ll need to outsmart food manufacturers.
By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN