What Are Sugary Drinks?

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The Ingredients List can tell you if sugar has been added to your drink


Purple-CheckmarkThe Ingredients List is usually located below the Nutrition Facts panel


Purple-CheckmarkCheck the list below, if they appear on the Ingredients List of your drink, then it is a sugary drink



The Ingredient List DECODED

Many of the names of sugar have something in common

The name of these sugars ends in ‘ose’
  • Dextrose
  • Sucrose
  • Anhydrous dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Lactose
  • Maltose
SUGAR is in the name
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane sugar
  • Confectioner’s powdered sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • White granulated sugar
SYRUP is in the name of the sugars
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Malt syrup
  • Pancake syrup
  • Maple syrup
That leaves just a few sugar names...
  • Maltodextrin
  • Honey
  • Molasses
  • Nectar
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