Sugar Revealed: How to Read Nutrition Labels on Snack Items 

Snacks that claim to be "low-fat" or "natural" often include sugars that aren't readily apparent, endangering our health. 

Here, we'll take a look at how to read food labels, so you can learn about the hidden sugars in snack foods and make better decisions for your health. 

The Importance of Recognizing Hidden Sugars: Under the pretense of sweetness, snack goods may include hidden sugars ,

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which are commonly referred to by several names such as high-fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, or dextrose.  

, Weight gain, inflammation, and an increased risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease  

are some of the negative health effects that can result from consuming these added sugars. 

They also provide empty calories to our diet. 

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