Many disguises of Sugar 6

116I get asked for diet and weight loss tips all the time – the answer isn’t really difficult, I mean there are 100’s if not 1000’s of things that you can do to drop a few kilograms or some body fat %. I could make this really complex and run you through a host of tests – but really if you cut out sugar from your diet you will actually be amazed with the results.

But you don’t eat sugar? Well I am not so sure about that let’s take a little deeper look – shall we?

If you eat any processed or packaged foods chances are you eating sugar – and for the record even fruit contains sugar!

Food manufactures use many different forms of sugar in their products and some you may not be familiar with.
Here is a list of 50 – and there is a lot more…

1. Agave Nectar
2. Barley malt
3. Beet sugar
4. Brown sugar
5. Buttered syrup
6. Cane juice crystals
7. Corn sweetener
8. Corn syrup, or corn syrup solids
9. Caramel
10. Confectioner’s sugar
11. Carob syrup
12. Castor sugar
13. Date sugar
14. Dehydrated Cane Juice
15. Dextrin
16. Dextrose
17. Diastatic malt
18. Diatase
19. Ethyl maltol
20. Fructose
21. Fruit juice
22. Fruit juice concentrate
23. Glucose
24. Golden sugar
25. Golden syrup
26. Grape sugar
27. High-fructose corn syrup
28. Honey
29. Icing sugar
30. Invert sugar
31. Lactose
32. Maltodextrin
33. Malt syrup
34. Maltose
35. Maple syrup
36. Molasses
37. Muscovado sugar
38. Panocha
39. Refiner’s syrup
40. Raw sugar
41. Rice Syrup
42. Saccharose
43. Sorbitol
44. Sorghum or sorghum syrup
45. Sucrose
46. Syrup
47. Treacle
48. Turbinado Sugar
49. Xylose
50. Yellow sugar

So you can see that is a pretty comprehensive list. I know some of you reading this might think that some of these aren’t too bad – well I hate to break it to you but your body response to all of the ingredients I have listed here is exactly the same. When sugar (in any form) enters the body – without protein or fat – it is not long before it is then circulating around you bloodstream. If your blood sugar level is too high your pancreas releases insulin that takes the sugar (now in the form of glycogen) and stores it – as fat!! Sad but true.

Sugar is sugar is sugar – you would be best to steer well away from it. Did you know that sugar is 10 times more addictive than heroin?

– Anthony

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