6 Names for Hidden Sugars
The key: read nutrition panels.

1. TURBINADO

Turbinado is a fancy word for sugar that health food companies like Smoothie King use to hide the ~75 grams of sugar packed into your food. The name comes from the turbine they spin the sugar in while making it.

2. BROWN RICE SYRUP

Look out for this one in your snack and meal bars.

3. WHITE GRAPE JUICE

This is one of the trickier hidden sugars. It sounds so great! But white grape juice is basically straight sugar.

4. SHERBET SORBET

This is an additive in many smoothies to increase their sweetness profile, but sherbet and sorbet often have more sugar than ice cream.

5. MALTODEXTRIN

While it is technically a complex carb, maltodextrin acts like a sugar and causes a sugar spike. It's added to many foods as a bulking and sweeting agent.

6. AGAVE NECTAR

This one is tricky because it sounds so healthy, but it's another form of sugar in your health foods.

June 26, 2017 by Kyle McCollom