Many people have a reason to avoid sweets. Some are trying to maintain a healthy weight; others are trying to prevent cavities. To diabetics, keeping track of sugar consumption can be a matter of life or death.

Unfortunately, finding all the different types of sugar on food ingredient labels can often be difficult, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) warns.

A food is likely to contain significant amount of sugar if its ingredient list shows one or more of these items: sucrose, honey, syrup, corn sweetener, glucose, dextrose, high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, molasses, maltose, fruit juice concentrate or lactose.

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