Saturday, March 3, 2012

4 Unexpected Sources of Sugar

Like HFCS, refined sugar is in many items that we consume.  Common sources of sugar include:

Baked Mixes
This includes cakes, pancake mixes, muffin/cornbread mixes, etc.

Pancake Mix - Sugar on 4th line

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix - Sugar on 2nd line

This includes the obvious such as ice cream, pudding mixes, cake icing, etc.

Enough said.

There are many, many cereals sweetened with sugar, even those not thought of as being sweet cereals, like Kelloggs Corn Flakes.

Sugar is on the 1st line of Ingredients

Unexpected Sources of Sugar

Although unexpected, it is very common.  If you read about my Initial Struggles, I was very surprised to find sugar in crackers!

Club Crackers: Sugar is in the 4th line in the Ingredients

There is a push by some manufacturers to state on their product that it contains no high fructose corn syrup.  Well the problem is that it contains sugar.  Example condiments with sugar include salad dressings, ketchup, many spaghetti sauces, and mayonaise.

Sugar is in the 1st line of Ingredients

 Says it's rich in Omega 3 ALA but...

Sugar is located in line 3 of Ingredients!

All the fruit drinks labeled "fruit cocktail" have either sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup in it.  Some have reduced sugar, but they still contain sugar nevertheless.

Baked Goods
Bread, muffins, and bagels all fall under this general category.  Also, just because a baked good is low calories doesn't mean its free of sugar!

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