Think Sugar is Just Sugar? Think Again. It Also Hides Behind These Aliases…
Pretty much any word that ends in –ose (dextrose, fructose, galactose, glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose)
Brown rice syrup
Dried cane syrup
Fruit juice (or fruit juice concentrate)
High fructose corn syrup
And of course, anything with “sugar” in the name, no matter how pure it sounds: beet sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, date sugar, demerara sugar, golden sugar, grape sugar, invert sugar, powdered sugar, raw sugar, turbinado sugar, yellow sugar.
Then There are the Fake Sugar Substitutes…
Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet, many “sugar free” foods)
Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate (HSH)
Saccharin (Sweet’n Low)
Rebiana (refined Stevia)
Are you taking a stand against these hidden sugars and joining our 30 day challenge? Remember to check your labels for these lurking hidden sugars!
Of course, changing your eating plan will be much easier if you’re prepared. That’s why we created a list of things to avoid…and things we CAN eat during the challenge.
Add any you can think of in the comments below.
Foods You Can Eat
Steel cut or rolled oats (watch what you put in them though!)
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Grass-fed beef and pastured chicken
Smoothies with organic ingredients (and no added sweeteners)
Unsweetened iced tea
Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread
Post Shredded Wheat
Unsweetened almond milk
Fresh Market Organic Tomato Sauce
Popcorn—fresh popped, not out of a bag—with sea salt
Organic coconut, olive, and avocado oils
*note: we have no interest in any brands we recommend here. They’re simply healthier ones we’ve come across.
Foods to Avoid
Milk (including soy milk)
Most pasta sauce
Flavored oatmeal and yogurt
Canned baked beans
Most fruit juices
Most dried fruit
Most bottled salad dressings
Here’s to being sugar free!