Ten Food Products With Unimaginable Amounts of Sugar
Sugar has become one of the most common ingredients; found in just about every food product there is. Even so-called “healthy foods” can be packed full of sugar. Below is a list of 10 food products with unimaginable amounts of sugar; far more than any “healthy” product should have.
Toasted Corn Breakfast Cereals
Even though many believe that breakfast cereals are the healthiest choices for breakfast, the average portion of toasted corn breakfast cereals contains around 37g of sugar (that’s seven spoonfuls) which is higher than the recommended daily allowance of sugar.
Homemade yogurt might be healthy, but commercial brands like Activia are packed with sugars and additives to improve their taste. They typically have up to six teaspoons of sugar per package.
Even though chocolate bars provide us with instant, convenient, energy boosts – particularly when you need a snack in a hurry – the average 55g chocolate bar has 27.5g of sugar. This is around 5-6 teaspoons. Even popular brands of chocolate, such as Mars and Snickers, are basically little more than a block of sugar.
Cola and Pepsi
Cola and Pepsi may be the most popular sodas around – and they may quench our thirst – but they also eliminate hunger. This is because of all the sugar contained inside. Even the small cans of Pepsi have as much as 8 spoonfuls of sugar, while Cola has 7.
Your kids may love sugar coated candies such as M&Ms, but these sweet treats are packed with sugar in a small package. 100g of M&Ms contains 472 calories, while a standard 45g packet has six spoonfuls of sugar.
If you were to look at the label on Nutella, you’d see it has sugar, nuts, palm oil, milk powder, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and whey powder. Unfortunately it has a lot of calories, most of which come from fat and sugar. They make up as much as 70% of Nutella ingredients and mean that just 2 tablespoons of Nutella contains 21 grams of sugar and 200 calories.
“3 In 1” Coffee
Instant coffee might be convenient, but it has no place in a diet. For a start, 20 grams worth of a “3 in 1” coffee has around 70 calories and 10 grams of sugar; around 2 teaspoons.
There’s a lot of evidence suggesting energy drinks are connected to serious health conditions including increased blood sugar levels and high blood pressure. They give you more energy, but is it really worth it when you consider one can of Red Bull has 27 grams of sugar?
This one may be surprising, but ketchup is loaded with sugar, despite the lack of a really “sweet” taste. 100 grams of everyone’s favorite sauce has around 20 – 30 grams of sugar.
Commercial fruit juice is different from homemade juice in that it has a lot of sugar. One standard glass of grape juice has around 58 grams of sugar, while apple juice has 39 grams and pear juice has 37 grams.