Are you consuming too much of ‘Hidden Sugar’?

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Are you trying to avoid sugar to lead a healthy lifestyle? But did you know that you may still be consuming it through some hidden sources?

Yes, that is true!  You may think that your diet is entirely free from sugar by not adding sugar to a cup of tea or by staying away from desserts and chocolates. However, you could be consuming sugar through specific hidden sources without even knowing it. Needless to say, these do account for added calories too!

Sugar is sneaky and can appear in the most unsuspected places. As sugar is palatable and in its standard form has low nutritious value, it is advisable to avoid it when it comes to weight loss. So let’s find out more about the ‘hidden sugar’ in your food.

Here are some of the foods which have sugar in a decent amount added to them:

  • Ketchup and Sauces
  • Energy Drink
  • Protein Bar (Granola Bar)
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Raw Milk
  • Flavoured Yogurt
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Salad Dressings
  • Packaged Soup

Does it seem like staying away from sugar might be impossible, right? No, that is not true. You can totally avoid sugar intake by taking a more holistic approach and keeping a tab on calories you consume through your everyday foods.

Most brands disguise sugar by naming it caramel to maltodextrin. If you want to avoid sugar, start reading food labels and nutritional information carefully. Stay away from low-fat products, convenience foods as they contain lots of hidden sugars and eat foods in their natural state. Be mindful, and you don’t have to worry about cutting out sugar 100%.

 

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