There is an anti-sugar craze out there, and rightfully so. A new study published last month is linking sugar to cancer (1)! Sugar is really hard on our bodies. It’s confusing. Hundreds of years ago, we found natural sugars in fruit – fructose, and dairy products – lactose. Now, we can find it in everything. Even our deli meats have sugar snuck into them. Why? It makes things taste better, but does it really?

Our sugar surge usually deadens are ability to taste natural sugars found in sweet fruit and dairy. Ever seen someone put sugar on top of strawberries?

Are you thinking about trying to cut sugar out? Your belly and body will thank you. However, watch out for its other names….

Sugar goes by many aliases (2)…

  1. Barley Malt
  2. Buttered Syrup
  3. Cane juice crystals
  4. Caramel
  5. Corn syrup
  6. Corn syrup solids
  7. Dextrose
  8. Evaporated cane juice
  9. Fructose
  10. Fruit juice
  11. Fruit juice concentrate
  12. Galactose
  13. Glucose
  14. HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
  15. Honey
  16. Lactose
  17. Maltose
  18. Maple Syrup
  19. Molasses
  20. Rice Syrup
  21. Sucrose

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  1. University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. (2016, January 4). Sugars in Western diets increase risk for breast cancer tumors and metastasis: Study in mice points to sugar’s impact on inflammatory pathways as culprit. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 10, 2016 from sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160104080034.htm
  2. Hilmantel, R. (2014, November 3). 56 Different Names for Sugar. Retrieved February 10, 2016, from http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/different-names-for-sugar
Written by Rebecca Jackson
Rebecca is the Founder of Build It For Life