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!
Corn syrup solids
Dehydrated cane juice
Free flowing brown sugars
Fruit juice concentrate
High fructose corn syrup
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.