Hid­den sugar

Runner's World (UK) - - Sugar -

In his book Salt, Sugar, Fat (WH Allen), Michael Moss re­vealed that food com­pa­nies hide sugar in all kinds of foods to trick our brains into crav­ing more of them.

The list of foods to watch out for in­cludes bread, dried fruit, hot dogs, pasta sauce, peanut but­ter, salad dress­ing, crisps and yoghurt.

But avoid­ing the hid­den sugar in these foods isn’t as easy as look­ing for the word ‘sugar’ on the list of in­gre­di­ents. Food com­pa­nies dis­guise the pres­ence of sugar by giv­ing it dif­fer­ent names: agave nec­tar, brown rice syrup, brown sugar, corn syrup, dex­trose, fruc­tose, high-fruc­tose corn syrup, mal­tose, su­crose and tapi­oca syrup. Watch­ing your sugar in­take? Look for the devil in the de­tails.

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