What REALLY IS SUGAR? What we know largely is that at the root of any good nutrition program, is stripping the diet of ADDED SUGAR. So what the heck is that? Added sugars include both real and artificial sweeteners. These sugars and sugar substitutes exist in foods (and food-like edibles) and by lots of different names. We want you to look for them in what you're eating then don't eat them! That means you'll have to check packages for any of the following below, and know to not buy or chuck items that include them, if you already bought them.
Look for these sugars and throw them and foods that contain them away, note that "natural" sweeteners that we often think are great, like maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Truvia, Stevia are culprits to problems in our nutrition, too, and avoiding them can benefit most of us.
Agave syrup, Acesulfame potassium, Aspartame, Barley malt, Beet molasses, Beet sugar, Brown rice syrup, Brown sugar, Cane crystals, Cane juice, Cane sugar, Corn sugar, Corn syrup, Corn sweetener, Crystalline fructose, Date sugar, Dextran, Dextrose, Ethyl maltol, Fructose, Fruit juice, Galactose Glucose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed corn starch, Lactose, Maltitol, Maltodextrin, Maltose, Malt syrup, Molasses, Muscovado sugar, Palm sugar, Panocha, Rice Syrup, Sorbitol, Sucrose, Sweetened condensed milk, Treacle, Xylose, Neotame, Rebiana (stevia), Saccharin, and Sucralose).