This is what "Sugar" looks like to most of us. And for the most part, we are trying to stay away from it. BUT . . .
What we don't know is that "manufactures" are "still" loading our food with "hidden" additives.
How . . .?
Well, let me explain. In yesterday's Health Tip I spoke about the "Other Ingredients" list on labels of supplements, food and beverages . And that we as the "public" are being blindsided and mislead by manufacturers and the government regulators into thinking because the "Nutritional Facts" or "Supplement Facts" lists sugar or added sugar as low to none . . . that we are doing good and that we're getting a "Compliant" product.
BUT . . . we are so very wrong because if you look at the "Other Ingredients" list on that product, you will see multiple "Other Ingredients" that we weren't bargaining for. We spoke about just a very small faction of them yesterday.
So today we're going to concentrate on just the "Sugar" ones. We all know about the "Artificial sweeteners" like:
Acesulfame Potassium - which is in Sunnett and Sweet One
Aspartame - which is in Nutrasweet and Equal
Saccharin - in Sweet 'N Low, Sweet Twin and Sugar Twin
Sucralose - in Splenda
Stevia/Rebaudioside - in A Sweet Leaf, Sun Crystals, Steviva, Truvia and PureVia
Neotame - also in Nutrasweet
And that we shouldn't consume them, but what if a product says "No artificial sweetener"?
Is there still sweeteners and sugar in that product? In a word "Yes" most likely!
We just need to learn to "De-code" product labeling.
So here are just a few to look for . . . (sorry there's too many to list them all here)
Agave nectar, blackstrap molasses, date sugar, diastatic malt, galactose, MALTODEXTRIN (this in everything), muscovado, Caramel coloring (this is everything), corn syrup, diatase, fructose, glucose, maltose, rice syrup, barley malt, carob syrup, dextran, ethyl maltol, fruit juice, lactose, crystalline fructose, dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, malt syrup sucrose. And the list goes on and on.
These and more would all be listed in the other ingredients part of the label. And the elements that are the most used hidden sugars are "Maltodextrin" and "Caramel color".
Maltodextrin being GMO highly processed corn, rice, potato starch and wheat syrup, made into "sugar" which is "high" in glycemic index which makes us gain weight, makes us tired and it "spikes blood sugar" levels.
And Caramel coloring is treated carbohydrates that cause "hypertension" or "high blood pressure". The making of caramel is just "sugar" melted down to caramelize. Which is bad enough because any form of sugar "feeds" infections and cancer . . . even this Virus!. But when caramel is manufactured, it can lead to the formation of a "carcinogen cancer causing chemical". And sadly, caramel coloring is the world's "most widely" used food coloring.
Tomorrow we'll talk about how "Sugar" affects the body negatively.
So become a "label reader" and let's protect our body and immune system.
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