I was thinking about all the different sugars that are put into food products that the average American consumes. There are like 56 or 60 (so I have heard) different kinds of sugars that the food industry puts into our foods (not keto foods because we shouldn’t be eating all that processed “carb-age” that manufacturers put on grocery shelves). Mind you I am not a “purest” or exactly a “clean” keto eater but I definitely stay away from as many processed products as possible.

Here is a list of the sugars that are in the processed foods that most Americans eat on a daily basis (Source CityLine) Keep scrolling because the list is long – I left it long to make an impact!

Hidden Sugars

Barley malt
Barbados sugar
Beet sugar
Brown sugar
Buttered syrup
Cane juice
Cane sugar
Caramel
Corn syrup
Corn syrup solids
Confectioner’s sugar
Carob syrup
Castor sugar
Date sugar
Dehydrated cane juice
Demerara sugar
Dextran
Dextrose
Diastatic malt
Diatase
Ethyl maltol
Free flowing brown sugars
Fructose
Fruit juice
Fruit juice concentrate
Galactose
Glucose
Glucose solids
Golden sugar
Golden syrup
Granulated sugar
Grape sugar
High fructose corn syrup
Honey
Icing sugar
Invert sugar
Lactose
Malt
Maltodextrin
Maltose
Malt syrup
Mannitol
Maple syrup
Molasses
Muscovado
Panocha
Powdered sugar
Raw sugar
Refiner’s syrup
Rice syrup
Sucrose
Treacle
Turbinado sugar
Yellow sugar

By the way, did you know that sugar lights up certain areas of the brain just like cocaine does? This is a very good video if you want to learn more about the hidden sugars that are in your grocery aisles.

Here’s a challenge: Whether you’re doing keto or low-carbs, and you’re purchasing so-called “keto-friendly” packaged products, CHECK YOUR LABELS! You might be surprised. If you are not having quite the results you had been expecting, you may find that there’s a lot of hidden sugars in them. 

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