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6 Foods With MORE Sugar Than a Twinkie – You’ll Be Shocked!

6 Foods With MORE Sugar Than a Twinkie – You’ll Be Shocked!

With the processed foods always surrounding us today, it can be almost impossible make healthy food choices. Of course the healthoiest choices are to just eat all natural products such as veggies, fruits, and meats. However, eating naturally healthy can be expensive and time consuming to prepare. So many brands offer “healthy” alternatives that you can purchase at your local grocery store. However, watch out for these six foods that actually contain MORE sugar than a Twinkie but are posing as “healthy food alternatives”.

Yogurt

Shocked?! I was! Most types of yogurt, whether you get vanilla, strawberry, or plain contain a lot of hidden sugars. To give you a better idea, the average yogurt contains about 30 grams of sugar for every 6 ounces (about the size of a drinking glass) you consume! That’s a lot of sugar that you can easily eliminate from your daily diet. Of course a bowel of yogurt every once in a while is not a bad thing, but if you switch to organic Greek yogurt, you can eliminate those wasted calories, yet still enjoy the taste of yogurt!

Granola Bars

Another food option that many have a perception of as being a healthy alternative for either a snack, or for many, breakfast! However, these chewy little buggers are filled with hidden sugars. In fact, if you look at the list of ingredients, sugar is usually at the top of the list indicating that it’s the largest ingredient. Switch to instant oatmeal instead, which contains almost no sugar and only about 110 calories for 1 cup.

Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Again, you would think this would a healthy alternative, however, because it is free of fat the manufacturer has to find another alternative to make it delicious. Fat-free labels are very deceptive as they are advertising a positive thing, but they usually require an increase in another ingredient in order to replenish the great taste. For example, fat-free Thousand Island dressing contains a whopping 40 grams of sugar! Try to stick with water-based salad dressing as opposed to cream-based, and read the amount of grams of sugar the dressing contains!

Muffins

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a heated chocolate chip muffin with butter, but these delicious little goods are packed full of sugars! Most muffins, especially the jumbo muffins, contain up to 30 grams of sugar and if you are purchasing a muffin from a fast-food restaurant, you are unable to get the nutritional information. Instead, if you are at home have 1 cup of oatmeal and if you are at a fast-food restaurant, try and order a fruit and yogurt parfait.

Canned Fruit

Thankfully, this is a product I NEVER buy. First off, I don’t trust that a product can stay in a can, on a grocery store shelf for up to 4 months without going bad – that just can’t be good. Also, these “fruits” are soaking in sugar-filled syrup. The average can of fruit contains about 30-40 grams of sugar per can, so why not just walk over to the produce area and grab a all-natural fruit to avoid those extra grams of sugar!

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