If there is one thing you can do to better your health and slim down it would be to cut out added sugar. But since food manufacturers are now more creative it will take some thought and focus to ensure there is not added sugar in their products. Before you just scan the ingredient list for sugar, buyers, beware. Many producers are avoiding using names like high fructose corn syrup and they are using alternative names, such as invert sugar, or corn sugar. And now that you are on the lookout, look for other common names for sugar which include dextrose, sucrose, fructose, and even more deceiving names such as cane juice, brown rice syrup, and nectar, among many others.Get started the healthy way and prevent sugar sneaking into your food with these tips!
1. Tomato Sauce
If you purchase tomato sauce from the store and it is like most of the canned sauce, it will have added sugar. This sugar is added for both taste and longer shelf life. The great news is you can prevent this added sugar easily by simply making your own sauce. You can buy tomatoes that are already crushed, add spices and herbs; simmer and save on calories by avoiding added sugar!