50 Names for Sugar


In the war for better fitness, sugar can be fine in moderation. Dieters and exercise enthusiasts work hard to avoid sugar when in reality, a little bit of sugar isn’t bad for you. Eating sugar that digests quickly can help fuel your workout and help you recover quicker. Knowing the different industry names for sugar in food will help health enthusiasts ensure that the protein bars, shakes, and other food they consume sugar in moderation.

The following are some of the clever and misleading names food manufacturers use to include sugar in foods:

1. Agave Nectar
2. Barley malt
3. Blackstrap molasses
4. Beet sugar
5. Brown Sugar
6. Buttered Syrup
7. Cane juice crystals
8. Cane sugar
9. Caramel
10. Carob Syrup
11. Castor Sugar
12. Confectioner’s sugar
13. Corn syrup
14. Crystalline fructose
15. Date Sugar
16. Diastatic malt
17. Diastase
18. Demerara sugar
19. Dextran
20. Dextrose
21. Ethyl Maltol
22. Evaporated cane juice
23. Florida crystals
24. Fructose
25. Fruit juice
26. Fruit juice concentrate
27. Galactose
28. Golden Sugar
29. Golden Syrup
30. Grape sugar
31. High-fructose corn syrup
32. Honey
33. Icing sugar
34. Lactose
35. Maltodextrin
36. Maltose
37. Maple syrup
38. Molasses
39. Muscovado sugar
40. Organic raw sugar
41. Panocha
42. Raw sugar
43. Refiner’s syrup
44. Rice syrup
45. Sorbitol
46. Sorghum syrup
47. Sucrose
48. Treacle
49. Turbinado sugar
50. Yellow sugar

Sugar should only about 5 percent of your diet. That’s about six teaspoonsful per day for most people. Being aware of the many names that sugar goes by, consumers can make better choices concerning their sugar intake and the foods they eat.

In addition to keeping a closer watch on food labels to identify sugar names, consumers can also reduce sugar intake by:

• Drinking water instead of sports drinks. Even the all-natural fruity ones contain sugar.
• If you must have something sweet, get it from fruit rather than cookies, pastries, soda, or candy.
• Select your breakfast cereal carefully, as many brands have an enormous amount of sugar.
• Eat more vegetables.

Reducing your sugar intake will help you avoid a wide variety of illnesses that stem from obesity, such as heart attack, stroke, and respiratory problems. Cutting your sugar intake also reduces your risk of developing diabetes.

What’s great about Promax is we have a lower sugar protein bar option that has 18 grams of protein to replenish your body, and up to 14 grams of fiber. The Promax LS Lower Sugar contains as little as 3 grams of sugar, compared to other protein bars which can have 13-23 grams of sugar. Because we sweeten our products with stevia, we have eliminated artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, maltitol, or gelatin.

Sugar is extremely helpful when it comes to workouts that are longer than 90 minutes. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, drinking a beverage that contains sugar can help increase your endurance. Once you are done exercising, additional carbohydrates may be necessary to help replenish your body.

Promax gives people who want better bodies the natural protein, vitamins, and minerals they need in delicious, gluten-free, vegetarian snack bars. To learn more about Promax products, feel free to visit our products page.