Source: Staff Research
Dec 3, 2020 - 10:59 am
(Edited Dec 3, 2020 - 11:04 am)
Sugar is the most popular ingredient added to foods in the US. It is found in cakes, cookies, candy and other sweets. Sugar is also added to many processed foods like ketchup, crackers, bread, soups, cereals, peanut butter, cured meats and salad dressings. Most processed foods contain sugar.
Sugar comes in different forms and a variety of names. All of the following sweeteners provide you with calories and all have little or no nutritional value (known as ‘empty calories’): Sugar, Dextrose, Maltose, Glucose, Fructose, Corn sweetener, Honey, Corn syrup, Sucrose, Sorghum syrup, Sorbitol, Brown sugar, Lactose, Molasses, Syrup, Fruit juice concentrate, High-fructose corn syrup.
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