Hidden Danger: Your Favorite Foods That Are Unexpectedly High In Sugars

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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.

Granola Bars

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…

Low-Fat 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.

Ketchup

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.

ketchup on a wooden table
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