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|
|Black Strap Molasses||Ethyl Maltol||Malt Syrup|
|Buttered Syrup||Fruit Juice||Maple Syrup|
|Cane Juice Crystals||Fruit Juice Concentrate||Molasses|
|Cane Sugar||Galactose||Muscovado Sugar|
|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.