The best defense against ingesting hidden sugars is to read labels. When you read the labels, it’s important that you recognize and understand the words used in place of sugar. The label may say rice syrup, organic cane juice, concentrated juice, and so forth. A rule of thumb is that if it ends in syrup, sweetener, or “ose”, as in glucose, it is a sugar. What’s confusing is that a product can say “no added sugars” and still have a highly concentrated form of lactose in it, which is milk sugar.
1. Don’t Eat Candy, Cake, Cookies ~ This might seem obvious, but it can be deceiving about how much sugar is in these items. One cookie or one piece of cake might not seem so bad. But did you know that one slice of lemon cake from Starbucks is over 400 calories?