I’m pretty sure y’all know that eating too much sugar can be very bad for your health. Excess sugar consumption can cause severe health problems like cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart diseases. This is why many of us try to eat as little sugar as possible and this is very smart. However, what we don’t realize is that opting for ‘low fat’, ‘light’ or ‘sugar free’ products can do you more harm than good as they usually contain more sugar than the regular version. Surprised to hear that? Check out our list of 8 products that are surprisingly loaded with sugars.
Surprise, surprise! Granola bar is in no way a healthy snack. In fact, depending on the brand, a single granola bar may contain up to 20g of sugar. It’s 5 tsps of sugar. If you are struggling with a weight loss and looking for a snack that is high in protein, consider to eat yogurt instead. And speaking of yogurt…
While being high in protein, yogurts can be tricky when it comes to sugar content. A cup of low-fat yogurt, for example, may contain up to 12 tsps compared to a full-fat, natural yogurt. As a plain, non-fat yogurt, frankly, tastes disgusting, the sugar is added to it to bring out the flavor.
This one comes as a huge surprise to many. How does something that is not even sweet have sugar in it? Easy. Sugar is a great preservative and it helps even out the sour taste of vinegar and tomatoes in it. There’s nothing bad in having some ketchup with your fries, just try to keep in mind that there is a whole teaspoon of sugar in one tablespoon of ketchup.
Vitaminwater is usually advertised as a healthy alternative to regular soda drinks. However, apart from being rich in vitamins and minerals, Vitaminwater is also heavily loaded with sugar. Opting for a ‘zero’ version won’t be a good idea either as it contains artificial sweeteners which is even worse. My advice for those who are craving smth sweet and vitaminized to drink, have a glass of water with a drop of honey and some fresh lemon juice instead.
Having a smoothie for breakfast is my favorite way to start off my day. And I always make my own smoothie. Wanna know why? Because commercially produced smoothies are ridiculously high in sugar. Manufactures sweeten them with things like syrup, ice cream or fruit juice. It’s 24 tsps of sugar in one serving, how do you like that, smoothie lovers?
Same story, different product. We know that fruit juice is healthy and delicious. What we don’t know is that packed juice is nothing better than any other soft drink. Just like bottled smoothies, packed juice contains a higher amount of sugar than fresh juice that is freshly made out of a whole fruit.
Well, I’m sorry to tell you this but commercially produced ice cream is bad for you, very bad. A single serving of ice cream contains up to 20g of sugar which is the amount an adult is supposed to eat in a DAY. Let alone the trans fats it’s loaded with as well.
This one is more of a reminder! An occasional candy bar never hurt anyone, just keep in mind that a regular Snickers bar contains 7 tsps of sugar in addition to trans fats and other harmful ingredients. Consume in moderation!