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SUGAR, What is your real name? 1

Sugar, What is your real name?

Sugar has a new name and its been greedy….Sugar is not all bad, but its been a bit sneaky!

Try to get all of your carbohydrates from whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans. Not processed packaged complex carbohydrates, they contain heaps of unnecessary added flavours. The only way to know what you are eating is to make the food yourself, in your own home with your own selection of ingredients.

General little rule:

Fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains contain simple sugars. Natural sugar in whole food is good sugar.

When any type of sugar is added to foods during processing, cooking or at the table, you consume calories without any nutrients or fibre. This type of sugar, called “added sugar”, its bad sugar.

60 Names for Sugar

Agave Nectar Castor Sugar Honey Sucrose
Amasake Date Sugar Icing Sugar Sugar
Apple Sugar Demerara Sugar Invert Sugar Treacle
Banana Sugar Dextran Locust Bean Gum Turbinado Sugar
Barbados Sugar Dextrose Lactose Yellow Sugar
Barley Malt Diastatic Malt Maltodextrin Xanthan Gum
Beet Sugar Diatase Maltose
Black Strap Molasses Ethyl Maltol Malt Syrup
Brown Sugar Fructose Mannose
Buttered Syrup Fruit Juice Maple Syrup
Cane Juice Crystals Fruit Juice Concentrate Molasses
Cane Sugar Galactose Muscovado Sugar
Caramel Glucose Panocha
Carbitol Glucose Solids Raw Sugar
Corn Syrup Golden Sugar Refiner’s Syrup
Corn Syrup solids Golden Syrup Rice Syrup
Confectioner’s Sugar Grape Sugar Sorbitol
Carob Syrup High-Fructose Corn Syrup Sorghum Syrup


Guidelines from the American Heart Association recommend that women should consume no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily, while men should limit their added sugar to 9 teaspoons.