Spotting added sugar in the food we buy should be easy, right? Just read the label.
Actually, it is very tricky indeed. That’s because food manufacturers call sugar by more than 60 different names.
They know caring people like you are trying to avoid sugar, so they try to think up reassuring names for added sugar to sneak it into your trolley. Don’t be fooled! Remember, many savoury foods contain added sugar including salad dressing, pasta sauce and wholegrain cereals.
Names range from the scientific sounding dextrose and glucose, to attractive terms like golden syrup or sweet sorghum.
If you’re going to protect your family from the health risks of too much added sugar, you’ll need to be wise to the tricks food manufacturers play to avoid being honest about the true amount of added sugar in their products.