Too much sugar is not good for you. It could make you diabetic, obese or hypertensive. Yet, some food manufacturers still add it to push sales of their products because they figure that people will always go for sweet products.
When trying to cut down sugar intake, you should read labels to know what a product contains before purchase. However, there are times when the labels are misleading so here are common ways that they sugar-coat the lies.
1. Misleading endorsements
Most of us will buy a product the moment we see ‘healthy’, ‘no artificial sugar added’ written on it but be careful because it might be a lie. Go with only brands you are sure of.
2. They use a different name
Other than ‘sucrose’ and ‘glucose’, there are other types of sugar. When you read the label, you may see different names and not realize they are added sugar. For instance, brown sugar, corn sweetener, fruit juice concentrate, barley malt, malt syrup, maple syrup, and rice syrup.
3. They make each pack have multiple servings
There are certain foods that are not satisfying if you eat only one serving so you have to take two. If you read the label of such, the amount of sugar in each serving may be small but by the time you take two servings, you are consuming too much sugar.
4. They add sugar to unlikely foods
It is expected that cereals would have added sugar but what of yoghurt? Yoghurt is meant to be healthy food but some manufacturers load it with too much sugar.
5. They add natural sugar
There is naturally occurring sugar like honey, sweeteners from sap or fruits but then the food itself may already have its own sugar. So by the time they add this ‘healthy’ sugar, it is still too much.
These are a few of their tactics. Don’t be deceived; read labels properly.
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