If you are working hard at being careful about your sugar intake, beware of the ingredients listed on nutrition labels. Although the word “sugar” may be used only once, sugar often can appear multiple times in an ingredients list, but disguised as other names.  

Here are some common aliases that are essentially sugar: corn syrup, galactose, dextrose, polydextrose, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, lactose, honey, fruit juice concentrate, xylitol, mannitol, malodetrin, sorbitol and turbinado sugar.

So, don’t let all your efforts in one area be in vain, due to not being watchful in all areas. A good rule of thumb: if you can’t pronounce the food’s ingredients, don’t eat it!

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