With the holiday season upon us, so is the never-ending temptation for sweets! The American Heart Association recommends women consume no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily and men consume no more than 9 teaspoons. When trying to cut back on sugar intake it’s important to know how to read nutrition labels to check for “hidden” sugars. Sugar is sneaky and can hide in foods you wouldn’t even think have it, such as sauces, salad dressings, or granola bars! These sugars may appear in the form of different names. There are MANY names for sugar but below are 7 of the most common. The best way to make sure you aren’t consuming too much sugar is by looking at this list and scanning your food labels before purchasing.
Hidden Sugar Names: