When you think of sugar, you probably think of your bog-standard white sugar, however these days there are more and more derivatives of sugar that are nicely disguised to us the consumer, through their name, leaving us blissfully unaware. Lots of people are getting involved in ‘Sugar-Free February’. They have probably have discovered how hard it is to get products that are free from sugar when the research into ingredient names is carried out. I am talking about and why is it so hard to identify sugar in items we eat, well let me explain!
So we are now well into January and you are probably thinking ‘well this isn’t going very well’. You’re probably awaiting a lecture on how you have terrible will power and how you should be feeling bad right now – WRONG! I’m guessing you have decided to go on a diet to lose weight by cutting out sweets, chocolate, maybe bread (I’m looking at you ladies) or gone on a diet such as gluten free or a vegan diet (the new favourite diet of the year).