8. Limit added sugars. The Dietary Guidelines for America recommend less than 10% of calories come from added sugar. Check the label for ingredients like brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, invert sugar, lactose, malt syrup, maltose, molasses, raw sugar, sucrose, trehalose and/or turbinado sugar. A major source of added sugar is found in sweetened beverages.