Health Quiz: How Do Food Companies Hide Added Sugar?

How Do Food Companies Hide Added Sugar?

  1. Use Different Name
  2. Use Multiple Types
  3. Use “Healthy” Sugars
  4. Add Health Claims

Answer: All Of The Above

Eating a lot of added sugar is really bad for your health.

It’s been linked to diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease (1, 2, 3, 4).

The average American may be eating around 15 teaspoons (60 grams) of added sugar per day (10).

However, most people aren’t pouring tons of sugar on their food.

A large part of the sugar people eat is “hidden” inside various packaged and processed foods, many of which are then marketed as healthy.

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