It’s amazing how much sugar is added to foods. The average American eats about 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s triple what is recommended. This is part of the reason why we’re so addicted to it.

Sugar can be found in most processed foods and is used to extend the shelf life of products and because they are well aware of the addictive properties of sugar so they want us to consume more.

Without seeking it out, we get an ample supply in everyday foods. Some of the big culprits to watch out for are:

granola bars

pasta sauces

yogurt

instant oatmeal

salad dressing

soups

breads

breakfast cereals

energy drinks

canned fruits

coleslaw

dried fruit

ketchup

 

 

To complicate matters even more, there are many names for sugar which include the following:

agave nectar

barley malt

beet sugar

brown sugar

cane juice

cane syrup

coconut palm sugar

coconut sugar

corn syrup

date sugar

dehydrated corn juice

demerara sugar

dextrin

dextrose

evaporated cane juice

fructose

glucose

golden syrup

hight-fructose corn syrup

honey

icing sugar

invert sugar

malt syrop

mannose

maltidestrin

malitol

maltose

maple syrup

molasses

muscovado

palm sugar

powered sugar

raw sugar

rice syrup

saccharose

sorghum syrup

sucralose

granulated sugar

syrup

turbinado sugar