When shopping at the grocery store, look for the Nutrition Facts Label on packaged foods to help identify added sugars. Keep in mind, the sugars listed on the Nutrition Facts label include naturally occurring sugars (like those in
fruit and milk) as well as those added to a food or drink. Check the ingredient list for specifics on added sugars.
If you are concerned about your intake, make sure that added sugars are not listed as one of the first few ingredients.
Other names for added sugars include:
corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, honey, and maple syrup.
Be on the lookout for a newly revised Nutrition Facts label. The FDA is proposing that the label have a new line, indented under “Sugars,” listing only sugars that are added during the production process — appearing as
“Added Sugars.” This change would make it easier to identify added sugars in foods and beverages.