So you’re trying to cut down on your sugar intake? But are you limiting your head shaking to the white, granular type only? What I mean is that sugar comes in quite a few forms. In fact; you’ll find it in most processed and packaged foods under sneaky aliases that don’t even sound unhealthy.
Here are ten sweet and sneaky sugar pseudonyms that you should look out for…
1. Barley Malt
Barley malt syrup is a sweetener derived from sprouted, malted barley. The malt is actually made up of maltose, complex carbohydrates, and a wee bit of protein that forms a dark brown, sticky, thick syrup with a strong malty flavor. It’s used in a ton of packaged foods—like cereal bars—as a sweetener and binder.