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Sugar Challenge!

Identify sugar's many disguises by checking 2 ingredient lists for words that end in "-ose."

Start by picking out two pre-packaged foods in your own refrigerator or pantry. Find the ingredients list and look for anything ending in "-ose" like glucose, saccharose, sucrose, dextrose, maltose, fructose (also called high fructose corn syrup), and xylose.

Why it matters

Sugar has taken on many disguises nowadays. Learning to identify the different names for sugar can help you when browsing the grocery aisles or reaching for a mid-afternoon snack. We often underestimate how prevalent sugar is in the foods we eat, but high amounts of sugar can be found in canned fruit, breakfast cereals, condiments, spaghetti sauce, salad dressing, and bread. Foods high in sugar can contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

What to do about it

Once you have identified all the products in your home that fall into the 'ose' category...List them here and everyone can participate in finding a healthier option!  It's all about choices...My choice was to throw them ALL away and start fresh...How about you?

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