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A Hidden Foe: How Sugar Hides And The Dangers It Presents
Sugar can hide where we least expect it. Everyone knows about the more notorious sugar-concealers, such as cookies, cake, ice cream, sweets, and soda, but some of sugar's other residences are apalling. Catsup, fish sticks, "healthy" yogurt, certain types of bread, Gatorade, "healthy" granola bars, and salad dressing are just some of the homes of the sweet stuff.
One of the more well-known sugary foods.
One of the many foods in which much sugar, unexpectedly, can be found.
A pie graph showing the sources of sugar in most modern, developed countries. Hidden sugar makes up for almost a quarter of overall sugar intake.
Sugar has 56 different names. Some are fructose, sucrose, glucose, maltose, lactose, Florida Crystals, cane crystals, corn sweetener, barley malt, demerara, muscovado, dextran, ethyl maltol, HFCS, diastatic malt, diatase, galactose, malt, and mannitol, just to name a few. This makes it hard to find on labels, owing to the fact that it often goes undetected even when the consumers read the nutrition facts and ingredients.
The consumption of too much sugar can cause liver disease, diabetes, and obesity, which can in turn lead to heart disease and other issues.
Sugar: Our friend for taste and foe for health.