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.