Knowing Other Names for Sugar

Part of the Living Wheat-Free For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To take full advantage of the health benefits of a wheat-free lifestyle, experts recommend that you also eliminate as much processed sugar as possible. One of wheat's worst effects is that it causes an increase in blood sugar, which leads to weight gain, heart disease, and diabetes. Foods that contain lots of sugar have the same effect, so you need to watch your sugar intake.

Recognizing the various pseudonyms for sugar and noting the total grams of sugar on the food label can help you make healthier choices. Here are the other names for sugar that you may see on a product's ingredients list:

  • Agave nectar

  • Brown sugar

  • Cane crystals

  • Cane sugar

  • Corn sweetener

  • Corn syrup

  • Crystalline fructose

  • Dextrose

  • Evaporated cane juice

  • Fructose

  • Fruit juice concentrates

  • Glucose

  • High fructose corn syrup

  • Honey

  • Invert sugar

  • Lactose

  • Maltose

  • Malt syrup

  • Molasses

  • Raw sugar

  • Sucrose

  • Sugar

  • Syrup

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