If you don’t know by now that SUGAR is poison then where have you been?!
Sugar maybe the single most unhealthiest ingredient in the modern diet.
A lot of it is hidden in processed foods, so we don’t even realize we are eating it.
Don’t be fooled by more natural-sounding names either. Sweeteners like cane juice, beet sugar, fruit juice, rice syrup and molasses, coconut sugar are still types of sugar.
Here are 60 different names PureJo found used for added sugar to please look out for:
- Agave nectar
- Anhydrous dextrose
- Barley malt
- Beet sugar
- Blackstrap molasses
- Brown rice syrup
- Brown sugar
- Buttered syrup
- Cane crystals
- Cane juice
- Carob syrup
- Castor sugar
- Coconut sugar
- Confectioner’s powdered sugar
- Corn syrup / sweetener
- Corn syrup solids
- Crystal dextrose
- Crystalline fructose
- Date sugar
- Demerara sugar
- Diastatic malt
- Ethyl maltol
- Florida crystals
- Fruit juice
- Glucose solids
- Golden sugar
- Golden syrup
- Grape sugar
- High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
- Icing sugar
- Invert sugar
- Malt syrup
- Maple syrup
- Muscovado sugar
- Nectars (for example, peach or pear nectar)
- Pancake syrup
- Panela sugar
- Raw sugar
- Refiner’s sugar
- Sorghum syrup
- Table sugar
- Treacle sugar
- Turbinado sugar
- White granulated sugar
The higher up an ingredient is on the list, the more of it is included in a product so be aware and eat smart.
We now know today that sugar impacts just about every organ system in the body. And not in a good way. Sugar causes Inflammation everywhere. With the exception a maybe 2 from the list above all these sugars have ZERO nutritional value to the body.
Sugar will significantly increase your risk of an early death – for many including:
- Impacts proper brain function
- Can lead to Type 2 Diabetes after causing insulin resistance
- Causes Leaky Gut
- Feeds cancer cells
- Can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Increases risk of heart disease
- Leads to obesity
- Increases internal visceral fat if not burnt off through exercise
PureJo asks you to think before you put something in your mouth.
- What could be the long term health effects from eating this?
- How is this food going to help my appetite?
- Will this genuinely satiate me?
- Is this nutrient dense to help my body thrive and let me be at optimal health?
- Do I really want and need this?
Personally I am trying to be a lot more aware and for Lent I have given up all the above sugars (except for when I eat out as monitoring that is very tricky). Still shopping in the supermarket and at home cooking I am doing it.
EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!