Food manufacturers have found a way to inject more sugar into their products while keeping nutrition labels looking relatively healthy: added sugars. Added sugars are ingredients included in foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared. They add flavor to make the products more palatable, but contain zero essential nutrients and cause a lot of problems for our collective health and wellness.
Health-conscious consumers can’t immediately spot “added sugar” on the ingredients list of grocery store items unless they know the 56 names that added sugars go by.
See if you can identify the added sugars from ingredients found in our food and beverages. Here’s the kicker: There are A LOT of names for added sugar, so let’s see if you can spot which of the listed ingredients are NOT one of the many sugary sweeteners found on food labels.
If you’re looking to limit your sugar intake, you’ll find the help you need in Healthline’s “Guide to Breaking Up with Sugar.”