The average American consumes 150 – 170 pounds of sugar per year. That’s between a 1/4 cup and a 1/2 cup of sugar per day! That’s absolutely crazy.
Part of the problem is that many people don’t realize just how many names sugar has.
If you’re relying on ingredient labels to keep you away from sugar, you may be surprised. Sugar has many sneaky aliases. And while not all of these are created equal, you still should have a good idea what you’ll need to be on the lookout for.
Here are some other names for sugar.
Barley malt syrup
Corn syrup, or corn syrup solids
Dehydrated cane juice
Evaporated Cane Juice
Fruit juice concentrate
High-fructose corn syrup
Rice Malt (extract)
Sorghum or sorghum syrup
If you think of any I missed, please leave me a comment and I’ll get the list updated!