Every day we learn something new about how sugar destroys our health and expands our waistlines. Even worse, it seems like every other day food corporations come up with a new name for sugar. For example, all of the following are basically sugar, from our metabolism’s perspective:

1. Agave Nectar
2. Barley Malt
3. Beet Sugar
4. Brown Sugar
5. Buttered Syrup
6. Cane Crystals
7. Cane Juice Crystals
8. Cane Sugar
9. Caramel
10. Carob Syrup
11. Castor Sugar
12. Confectioner’s Sugar
13. Corn Sweetener
14. Corn Syrup
15. Corn Syrup Solids
16. Crystalline Fructose
17. Date Sugar
18. Demerara Sugar
19. Dextran
20. Dextrose
21. Diastatic Malt
22. Diatase
23. Ethyl Maltol
24. Evaporated Cane Juice
25. Fructose
26. Fruit Juice
27. Fruit Juice Concentrates
28. Galactose
29. Glucose
30. Glucose Solids
31. Golden Sugar
32. Golden Syrup
33. Granulated Sugar
34. Grape Sugar
35. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
36. Honey
37. Icing Sugar
38. Invert Sugar
39. Lactose
40. Malt Syrup
41. Maltodextrin
42. Maltose
43. Maple Syrup
44. Molasses
45. Muscovado Sugar
46. Panocha
47. Raw Sugar
48. Refiner’s Syrup
49. Rice Syrup
50. Sorbitol
51. Sorghum Syrup
52. Sucrose
53. Sugar
54. Syrup
55. Treacle
56. Turbinado Sugar
57. Yellow Sugar

Sugar By Any Name is Just as Toxic and Addictive
Memorizing this list isn’t important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from. To our body, apple juice is basically the same as soda, since they both contain about 30 grams of sugar. A “weight loss” bar with 30 grams of sweeteners causes the same clog as a candy bar with 30 grams of sugar. “Heart smart” cereal is worse than breakfast pastries — they are both full of sweeteners, but you may feel bad eating more than two pastries while happily filling bowl after bowl with “enriched” sweetened cereal.

Don’t Be Deceived by “Natural” Marketing
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The real conclusion

If what you are about to eat isn’t something found directly in nature (vegetables, seafood, meat, fruit, nuts, seeds, etc.), it’s likely had “sugar” added to it. Keep wellness simple and stick with natural whole foods. You’ll be “sugar” free and slim.

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