Sunday, May 26, 2013

Managing the Amount of Sugar in the Foods that We Eat

Sugar has been found by many studies that contribute to the obesity, and other diseases of people across the entire spectrum of the society. To be healthy, everyone must participate in learning the maintenance of one's health and intake sugar only in moderation. In addition, everyone must also learn the various names of sugar that are used by manufacturers of foods and consumer products. We provided below some of the common names for sugar.

Here are a few of the names for added sugar that show up on food labels (list adapted from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (1)):
  • Agave nectar
  • 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
Relationship of Sugar and Consumption -


1. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. Chapter 7: Carbohydrates. Accessed on April 5, 2009.
2. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2008. A Food Labeling Guide: Chapter IV. Ingredient Lists. Accessed April 10, 2009.

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