Food Addiction

Food addiction is an issue a lot more common that you might realize, and despite the biochemical similarity with other addictions, poses the challenge that we need food to survive.

The thought to day for this Mindful Monday is to recognize signs of food addiction, specially related to sugar – the most common of them all – and if you identify that might be an issue, what to do about it.

On the videos below (English and Portuguese available) me and Tatiana Azevedo, psychologist, share some insights with you, as part of the “What You are Hungry For?” series.

English version:

Portuguese version:

How to Recognize Sugar in Food Labels

  • Anhydrous Dextrose
  • Barley Malt
  • Beet Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane Crystals
  • Cane Sugar
  • Caramel
  • Carbitol
  • Carob syrup
  • Concentrated Fruit Juice
  • Corn Sweetener
  • Corn Syrup
  • Corn Syrup Solids
  • Crystal Dextrose
  • Date sugar
  • Dextran
  • Dextrose
  • Diatase
  • Diastatic malt
  • Diglycerides
  • Disaccharides
  • Erythritol
  • Ethyl Maltol
  • Evaporated Cane Juice
  • Florida Crystals
  • Fructooligosaccharides
  • Fructose
  • Fructose Sweetener
  • Fruit Juice Concentrates
  • Galactose
  • Glucitol
  • Glucoamine
  • Glucose
  • Glucose Solids
  • Golden Sugar
  • Golden Syrup
  • Grape sugar
  • Hexitol
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Honey
  • Inversol
  • Inverted Sugar
  • Isomalt
  • Lactose
  • Liquid Fructose
  • Malt Syrup
  • Malts Malted Barley
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltose
  • Mannitol
  • Molasses
  • Maple Syrup
  • Molasses
  • Nectars
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Pentose
  • Raisin Syrup
  • Raw Sugar
  • Ribose Rice Syrup
  • Rice Malt
  • Rice Syrup
  • Solids
  • Sorbitol
  • Sorghum
  • Sucanat
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • Sucanet
  • Sugar
  • Syrup
  • White Sugar
  • Xylitol
  • Yellow Sugar
  • Zylose