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10 Sneaky Names for Sugar

How to find the hidden sweet stuff that’s lurking in your food

Sugar's Secret Identities

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Oh, Sugar:

When we first met, you seemed to have no secrets. You were sweet, simple, and straightforward. You lived in a big sack bearing your five-letter name in capital letters.

Then you started acting kind of sneaky: Saying you were away when you were actually still around; going by different names; showing up where you didn’t belong. Since when do you go by “rice syrup”? Who really calls you “sucrose”? Come on, “concentrate”: Who are you trying to kid? Sometimes, you pop up as all three in a single place. It’s hard to tell who you are anymore.

We’ll admit we’re still pretty addicted to you. (Take heed, sugarholics. Sugar addiction may be real, but not impossible to overcome. Here’s how to beat your cravings for sweets.)  But our relationship with you is definitely aging us, even when we don’t realize we’re indulging. So finally, we’re unmasking your clever camouflage, your 10 sneaky names for sugar.

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