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. Confectioner's Sugar 11. Castor Sugar 12. Carob Syrup
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 Concentrate 26. Fruit Juice 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 teaspoons 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.

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