I can’t go on enough about the dangers of sugar but here is some little positive news in winning the war against sugar.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the Food and Drug Administration introduced new regulations for nutrition labels. A major change was that a line “added sugar” needs to be placed under the heading of total sugars. The amendment is intended to distinguish between sugars that occur naturally in foods – such as milk sugar in a natural yoghurt – and added sugar, such as “evaporated cane juice” in a strawberry yogurt.

Though this is definitely a small win in the war against hidden sugar, the legislation will only come into action in 2018 for large companies, and in 2019 for smaller organizations. Until then have a look at below to distinguish between natural sugar in food and hidden added sugar.

A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina conducted a detailed study and found that 68 percent of processed foods and beverages had added sugar. Not only sweet foods but also many sauces, soups, fruit juices and even meat products had added sugar.

Some foods contain the ingredients “sugar”, but manufacturers use many different words for products such as high fructose corn syrup. But there are also things like “evaporated cane juice” in yogurt and “rice syrup” which are less obvious and amount of the same thing.

Words that really just mean ADDED SUGAR

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  • agave juice
  • agave nectar
  • agave sap
  • agave syrup
  • beet sugar
  • brown rice syrup
  • brown sugar
  • cane juice
  • cane sugar
  • cane syrup
  • clintose
  • confectioners powdered sugar
  • confectioners sugar
  • corn glucose syrup
  • corn sweet
  • corn sweetener
  • corn syrup
  • date sugar
  • dextrose
  • drimol
  • dri mol


  • dri-mol
  • drisweet
  • dri sweet
  • dri-sweet
  • dried raisin sweetener
  • edible lactose
  • flo malt
  • flo-malt
  • flomalt
  • fructose
  • fructose sweetener
  • glaze and icing sugar
  • glaze icing sugar
  • golden syrup
  • gomme
  • granular sweetener
  • granulated sugar
  • hi-fructose corn syrup
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • honey


  • honibake
  • honi bake
  • honi-bake
  • honi flake
  • honi-flake
  • invert sugar
  • inverted sugar
  • isoglucose
  • isomaltulose
  • kona ame
  • kona-ame
  • lactose
  • liquid sweetener
  • malt
  • malt sweetener
  • malt syrup
  • maltose
  • maple
  • maple sugar
  • maple syrup
  • mizu ame


  • mizu-ame
  • mizuame
  • molasses
  • nulomoline
  • powdered sugar
  • rice syrup
  • sorghum
  • sorghum syrup
  • starch sweetener
  • sucanat
  • sucrose
  • sucrovert
  • sugar beet
  • sugar invert
  • sweet n neat
  • table sugar
  • treacle
  • trehalose
  • tru sweet
  • turbinado sugar
  • versatose



To reply to a question, I often get asked: No, brown sugar is not better than white sugar. And artificial sugar is possibly worse, as it brings its own health risks with it.


Did you know that fruit juice concentrates are juices that were stripped of nearly everything except sugar and evaporated? Many seemingly natural foods contain ingredients such as “apple juice concentrate.” This is sugar. This will be much clearer when labels are updated.


Juice concentrates done with these are just plain ADDED SUGAR

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  • apple
  • acerola
  • apple cider
  • apricot
  • aronia
  • aronia berry
  • banana
  • blackberry
  • blackcherry
  • blackcurrant
  • bloodorange
  • blueberry
  • boysenberry
  • cantaloupe
  • carambola
  • cherry


  • chokeberry
  • clementine
  • coconut
  • cranberry
  • currant
  • date
  • dewberry
  • elderberry
  • fig
  • goji berry
  • gooseberry
  • grape
  • grapefruit
  • guanabana
  • guava
  • honeydew


  • huckleberry
  • kiwi
  • lingonberry
  • loganberry
  • lychee
  • mandarinorange
  • mango
  • mangosteen
  • marionberry
  • melon
  • mulberry
  • nectarine
  • orange
  • papaya
  • passion fruit
  • passionfruit


  • peach
  • pear
  • pine apple
  • pineapple
  • pinkgrapefuit
  • plum
  • pomegranate
  • prune
  • prune
  • raisin
  • raspberry
  • soursop
  • strawberry
  • tangerine
  • watermelon
  • youngberry



One of the study’s authors and professor of nutrition, Barry Popkin said: “It will really surprise people who go to organic and whole food stores when they realize that all this natural food that they have been buying, is full of added sugar” including infant formulas, protein bars and yogurt.

More info on dangers and how to avoid sugar is in my article https://wellnessmethods.com//toxic-sugar-addiction/


If you want to clear up your life of sugar, please reach out to me. I help people to get rid of sugar in their lives, so they finally can feel free again.


By: Andrea Caprio

Holistic Nutrition and Wellness coach

Wellness Methods



Wellness Methods offers tailor-made Corporate Wellness programs, Health and Nutrition Coaching for busy people

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/upshot/it-isnt-easy-to-figure-out-which-foods-contain-sugar.html?emc=eta1