High Sugar Foods
18 Foods That Pack a Secret Sugar High
It’s not just cookies and candy that you need to avoid. These unassuming eats will fill you up with the sweet stuff, too
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Here’s the not-so-sweet truth: Overindulging in sugar can lead to a wide range of health issues, including diabetes, depression, and even cancer. But despite all of the warnings, the average adult consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugars a day, while we should be limiting ourselves to no more than 10 teaspoons, or 40 grams. You’re on the right track if you’re cutting down on soft drinks (Search: How much sugar is in soda?) and other sweets, but sugar lurks in seemingly savory and ostensibly healthy foods, too. Here, Heather K. Jones, RD, also known as the Diet PI, directs your attention to 18 super sneaky hiding spots for sugar.
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