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50 Names for Sugar

Sugar is sugar. You can give it which ever name you like but it still has the same effect on your body. Sugar photo That is causing your pancreas to produce the hormone insulin to allows cells to absorb glucose attempting to keep your blood glucose levels stable - but in doing so cutting off your body's fat burning mechanisms (hence insulin is called your 'fat storage' hormone). Some forms of sugar do have other nutritious properties making them a much better option to choose from than your refined white sugar, my top preferred options include honey, fructose, low GI sugar and lactose. When it comes to reading food labels however it can be really tricky to know just what you are getting. That is because there is so many forms and names of sugar. Recommended guidelines (which I endorse) are to aim for under 10g of sugar/100g especially if it is refined sugar so always check the ingredients list as well. Here is just some 50 odd names for sugar you may find on food labels!
  1. Barley malt
  2. Barbados sugar
  3. Brown sugar
  4. Buttered syrup
  5. Cane juice
  6. Cane sugar
  7. Caramel
  8. Corn syrup
  9. Confectioner's sugar
  10. Date sugar
  11. Dehydrated cane juice
  12. Demerara sugar
  13. Dextran
  14. Dextrose
  15. Diastatic malt
  16. Diatase
  17. Ethyl maltol
  18. Free Flowing Brown Sugar
  19. Fructose
  20. Fruit juice
  21. Fruit juice concentrate
  22. Galactose
  23. Glucose
  24. Glucose solids
  25. Golden sugar
  26. Golden syrup
  27. Grape sugar
  28. Granulated sugar
  29. High Frustose Corn Syrup
  30. Honey
  31. Icing sugar
  32. Invert sugar
  33. Lactose
  34. Malt
  35. Maltodextrin
  36. Maltose
  37. Malt syrup
  38. Mannitol
  39. Maple syrup
  40. Molasses
  41. Muscovado
  42. Panocha
  43. Powdered Sugar
  44. Rice syrup
  45. Sorbitol
  46. Sorghum syrup
  47. Sucrose
  48. Treacle
  49. Turbinado sugar
  50. Yellow sugar
If only reading labels was easy!! I honestly wish this was something taught in school!! You will notice I didn't talk about calories here...that's because counting calories won't tell you what nutrients you are putting in your body. As part of all my 1:1 consultations I do a full nutritional analaysis, including working out average sugar intake and then work together to find ways to reduce this down - without cutting everything out of your diet. We all have vices (myself included) and it is really important to make sure changes will work with the ups and downs that comes with motherhood. My Kick-Start Package is very popular which includes the full individualised consultation plus a follow up appointment and a life-time membership to my VIP group where there are mums in there from all over the world. For other helpful blogs looking at the sugar intake of different foods check out these blogs below: xxx Dr Julie Bhosale

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