EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation

What is Added Sugar?
By: Karen Medgyesy, UCSD & Jacqueline Epstein, H
Monday, April 04, 2016

More Posts

  1. Which Chocolate is the Healthiest?
    14 Feb, 2018
    Which Chocolate is the Healthiest?
    Chocolate is one of the most delicious and oldest treats in the world. The Aztecs were the first to enjoy the beloved cacao bean, which they thought to be a gift from the gods! Thousands of years later, we still enjoy chocolate today in the form of syrup, drinks, baked goods, and chocolate bars. Today, also known as Valentine’s Day, is a day when 58 million pounds of chocolate are sold in the U.S. to be handed to your friends, family, and significant others. So what’s the big deal? Why are we,
  2. 135 Names for Added Sugar
    20 Nov, 2017
    135 Names for Added Sugar
    In efforts to help consumers recognize added sugar in products, we have started the following list: Added Sugar Repository  Names of Added Sugar ---------- Product Example Agave nectar ------------ Panera Agave Lemonade Agave syrup ---------- Starbucks Lemon Chiffon Yogurt                                     Allulose --------- KNOW Better Cookie Chocolate Chip Anhydrous dextrose ---------- Starbucks Chocolate Croissant Apple juice concentrate ---------- CLIF Bar Blueberry Crisp Barbados sugar
  3. The Myth of Gatorade
    17 Jul, 2017
    The Myth of Gatorade
    Growing up at sporting events, Gatorade was a staple drink on the sidelines and almost always offered by the parents bringing post-game snacks. Kids will often drink a bottle to rehydrate and refuel after games and practices, but is Gatorade actually a good option for this purpose? Or even necessary to begin with? The answer is no. While it is billed as a necessity when partaking in sporting events, it is really just sugar water and should be avoided unless participating in long distance