Episode 56 – The 57 hidden Names Of Fat, Salt And Sugar To Watch Out For


You’re in the doctor’s waiting room and just about to get your blood test results back.


It’s a nerve-racking and worrisome time because a close family member was recently diagnosed with some serious heart problems and the thought of you getting heart issues at your age is frightening. Your doctor calls you and the answer is better than expected but…. you’re not off the hook either. You’re borderline for serious hypertension and need to start to control your nutrition or…. face the consequences.


Welcome to my article on the hidden names of fat, salt and sugar to watch out for


While no one wants to be in the above situation, it is becoming more and more prevalent every day. Luckily, one of the best ways to stay on top of your health is to understand how to read nutrition labels – particularly the ingredients list – to determine the composition of the food item. In other words, you can see where the hidden fat, salt, and sugar hide in food products so that you can be on top of your game.

Once you read this article you will be able to be healthier and avoid tempting those nasty medical conditions from popping up.


Handy hints for reading nutrition information panels!

Two handy hints I can give you are:

  • If the food is at the start of the ingredients list, it’s generally going to be a high percentage of that food item.
  • The next 4 ingredients will also be a substantial amount of the food item.


For example,

Wholegrain wheat (97%), raw sugar, salt, barley malt extract, minerals (zinc, iron), vitamins (niacin, folate). Contains cereals containing gluten.


In this list for a bread food item, the ingredient “whole grain wheat” is the biggest contributing ingredient. Luckily enough they have also given the percentage to make it easier as well. Here you can also see that this item is substantially made up of raw sugar, salt, and barley malt extract. Hope these handy hints help you to identify the right foods for you!


Watch out for these!

Below are three lists of common names for fat, salt, and sugar. Be sure to read the food package ingredients list to identify what your food is made of. If you need to cut down on salt, sugar and fat, these are what you’re looking for.


Common names for fat

  1. Vegetable fat
  2. Animal dripping
  3. Animal oil
  4. Shortening
  5. Copha (coconut oil)
  6. Butter
  7. Milk solids
  8. Cream
  9. Coconut oil
  10. Palm oil
  11. Animal fat
  12. Peanut oil
  13. Vegetable oil
  14. Toasted
  15. Oven baked
  16. Fried
  17. Lard
  18. Sesame oil
  19. Deep fried


What are the other hidden names of fat, salt and sugar to watch out for? Read on below.

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