Are you reading the ingredient labels?
Guess what ingredients are high in sugar and/or count as added sugar?
- “Natural” sweeteners – Agave, Maple syrup
- Fruit Juice***
- Fruit Juice concentrates
- Sugar alcohols (xylitol, erythritol, mannitol, sorbitol)
- Barley Malt
- Beet Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Cane-Juice Crystals
- Carob Syrup
- Coconut Water*** (50% sugar)
- Corn Syrup
- Corn Syrup Solids
- Diastatic Malt
- Ethyl Maltol
- Evaporate Cane Juice
- Glucose Solids
- Golden Sugar
- Golden Syrup
- Grape Sugar
- Invert Sugar
- Malt Syrup
- Raw Sugar
- Refiner’s Syrup
- Sorghum Syrup
- Turbinado Sugar
- Yellow Sugar
- Date sugar
- Coconut sugar
- Date paste, even if home made
- Date Syrup
Also, here are some food items which can be high in sugar:
– Condiments (i.e. salsas, hot sauces, ketchup, etc)
– Flavor Infused Balsamic Vinegars
I do avoid sugar.
I do use dates and other dried fruits when recipes call for sweeteners.
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