hidden sugars: sugar consumption unconscious

Written by: Dr. Rafael De la Cruz Renovales
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Unconscious sugar consumption is more common than believed. Therefore, experts in endocrinology recommend pay attention to the hidden sugars in the product labels.


There is no recommended dose of sugar. Sugars or hydrates should be obtained from the foods themselves; of simple carbohydrates (fruits and vegetables) and compound (rice, pasta, vegetables and potatoes).


Sugar is hidden in many foods. There are foods called light, which refer to low-fat but carry added sugar. It is observed usually in soy milks light in yogurts 0% fat or fiber carrying muesli, etc.


Reduce sugar intake: its other names


To reduce sugar consumption should read all the ingredients of foods that are made and know what each name means. They are sugar, for example:


  • Molasses
  • Saccharose
  • Fructose
  • Lactose
  • Sorbitol
  • Syrup butter
  • Dexatrano
  • D-Ribose
  • panela
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Glucose
  • ethyl maltol
  • Maltose
  • galactose
  • maltodextrin



Pay attention to sugar - free products


Some products are offered as "sugar", "low sugar" or "sweeteners" and carry sugar composition; this occurs even in many sachets of sweeteners that carry dextrose, which is another name for glucose, ie sugar.


Why is sugar - free products are not really reliable and should pay close attention to product labels.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Rafael De la Cruz Renovales
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Dr. de la Cruz Renovales is a recognized specialist Endrocrinología city of Valencia. It has an experience of over 40 years in the profession. After graduating in Medicine and Surgery he specialized in Endocrinology in 1978. Since then he has devoted himself mainly to private practice. Currently a member of the service Medinorte Clinical Endocrinology. It also has numerous courses, seminars and diplomas in various medical specialties. He is an expert in the treatment of obesity, diabetes, thyroid and several polycystic syndrome.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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