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)…
- Barley Malt
- Buttered Syrup
- Cane juice crystals
- Corn syrup
- Corn syrup solids
- Evaporated cane juice
- Fruit juice
- Fruit juice concentrate
- HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
- Maple Syrup
- Rice Syrup
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- 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
- Hilmantel, R. (2014, November 3). 56 Different Names for Sugar. Retrieved February 10, 2016, from http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/different-names-for-sugar