It’s not a secret that sugar is bad for your health. I’m not talking about natural sugars we eat with fruits and honey – that amount is minuscule compared to all the sugar we consume with seemingly sugarless products. You don’t have to munch on cookies and chocolate bars every day to eat sugar – there are products that contain lots of it that aren’t even sweet! Yep, even that tomato soup you buy from the supermarket contains your daily dose of sugar. If you want to seriously cut on sugar, you need to know a few tricks. Here are 10 foods that contain way more sugar than you think.
Companies like to conceal how much sugar they’re putting in their products, that’s why they come up with various names for it to deceive the buyer. You may be looking for plain old sugar, but instead, you’ll be seeing sucrose, carob syrup, fructose, dextrose, and whatnot. You really need to up your chemical game to understand just how much sugar is in the product you’re buying. Soda is a pretty obvious choice, but hear this – a can of soda contains 29 grams of sugar, that’s more than your daily dose! Women are advised to consume 25 grams of sugar per day, while men can consume up to 36 grams.
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Flavored yogurt may be advertised as healthy, but it’s rarely the case. Especially those low-fat ones – companies put more sugar to compensate for the lack of taste, making flavored yogurt as healthy as a scoop of ice cream. One 8-ounce yogurt can contain up to 33 grams of sugar, so you better read the labels carefully. The best option is to buy plain yogurt and add your own fresh fruits and honey.
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