So far many of you have been reading along and thinking, gosh no sugar…. hum. Ok… that’s not so hard, stop eating candy. And those of you who are participating in the Whole30, are going… NOPE! Try again! Sugar is in EVERYTHING. In fact sugar is in so much, that it now takes 30 min longer than normal to do your grocery shopping because you are reading every single food label checking for all forms of added sugar.
Well, to make it a bit more clear on what exactly is added sugar… here is a comprehensive list made by the folks at the Whole9 to give you extra support on your Whole30. Be sure to download the PDF version and print it to take you to the next time you go to the grocery store.
Just Plain Sugar
- Sugar (brown sugar, cane sugar, raw sugar, beet sugar, confectioner’s sugar, etc.)
- Syrup (high fructose corn syrup, malt syrup, refiner’s syrup, rice syrup, etc.)
Science-y Names for Sugar
- Agave Nectar
- Coconut Nectar
- Coconut Sugar
- Date Sugar
- (Evaporated) Cane juice
- Fruit Juice*
- Maple Syrup
- Rice Malt (extract)
- (Sweet) Sorghum
*Admittedly, it can be hard to know where to stop in your quest to remove added sugar from your diet. Fruit juice is basically just sugar, which is why we’re including it here. Does that mean your apple juice sweetened chicken sausage is out? That’s your call. This is just the presented the information – what you do with it is up to you.
Artificial (Non-Nutritive) Sweeteners
- Sweet ‘n Low
- Hydrogenated Starch Hydrosylate (HSH)