Are There Hidden Sugars in Food You’ve Been Told Were Healthy?
Do you know how much sugar you eat in a given day? Truth is, you probably don’t if you are like most people. In fact, I bet that there are hidden sugars in the food that you eat every single day and you have no idea.
Don’t worry though, because I am going to show you how to find this hidden health risk and eliminate it from your diet.
Advertising can be a little bit tricky if you aren’t used to it. What I mean, is that advertisers can say almost anything and that thing can be “true” within some advertising law that doesn’t have any set rules to it.
So if you see a package of food that says “No High Fructose Corn Syrup” what does that mean to you? It means there’s no sugar in the food, or it means there is no high fructose corn syrup in the food?
We are still living in a society, so if a food label says there is no HFCS in the food, the product makers really should abide by that and not put it in there. But what happens if they just use any of the other 56 names for sugar and keep the “no high fructose corn syrup” label…is that honest? I don’t think it’s honest, but this isn’t really an honest world when it comes to making billions of dollars selling food to people.
So, what can you do to make sure that they food you are eating doesn’t have added sugars by another name? It’s really simple. Just read the label and look for “Sugar” in the left hand column. No matter which type of sugar they add to the food you eat, it has to be listed there. If you see any grams of sugar, this is food you may want to avoid if you value your health, and I know you do.
So what am I talking about here? I was looking around today and saw something that I thought was mind blowing. I saw this on a food item that I think a lot of people would consider to be healthy, and I know a lot of people feed this food to their kids.
Now, they were right that there is not any high fructose corn syrup in there, but look at all of the other sugar. We have TEN listings for sugar in one single granola bar. Whether it’s sugar or there is another product in the bar that has sugar, there are TEN different ways they are putting sugar in there…and I think I missed one too.
There is not a name you can give to sugar that is going to make it healthy. Whether it is “organic” or natural or agave or cane sugar or beet sugar or high fructose corn syrup or molasses or brown sugar or any other name, it is not a product that promotes health!
If you really want to be healthy and take control of your weight and your body, you have to be your own doctor and your own detective. Trusting food companies to tell the truth about what kind of junk they are adding to their food is just going to make you fat and sick.
And I don’t want that!
There are plenty of healthy options if you wanted a morning snack, without having almost 2 teaspoons of sugar in any form. Until next time, keep reading those labels and happy eating!