Examples of added sugars that you’ll see on food and beverage ingredient labels include brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, lactose, malt syrup, maltose, molasses, raw sugar and sucrose.
The free sugars referred to in the WHO’s recommended intake includes added sugars like monosaccharides (such as glucose, fructose) and disaccharides (such as sucrose or table sugar) as well as sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates.
It does not include sugars naturally present in fresh fruits and vegetables or milk because there is no evidence of adverse effects of those sugars.
As sugar can be addicting, it is easy to eat more than necessary.
Here are the top 10 signs that you are eating an excessive amount of sugar.