You might say you certainly do not add 12 teaspoons of sugar to any particular food, but it is the hidden, added sugars in processed foods that get Americans in trouble.
Take a look at some common foods you might be surprised at how much sugar is included:
- Nature Valley granola bar (for both bars in a package): 12 grams
- Ketchup: 4 grams in 1 tablespoon
- Chobani flavored Greek yogurt: 9 to 19 grams in a 6-ounce container (some of which is natural sugar)
- Pure Leaf peach tea: 46 grams per 18.5-ounce bottle
- Honey Nut Cheerios: 9 grams in ¾ cup
- Frosted Mini Wheats: 11 grams per 1 cup
- Barbeque sauce: 5-15 grams per 2 tablespoons
- Gatorade: 39 grams per 20-ounce bottle
- Frozen Margarita: upwards of 40 or more grams in a 12-ounce drink
Be a label investigator and learn about what you are eating.
Try to eat less than the maximum recommendation of 50 grams per day. Track sugar intake for one day and learn how well you are doing.
Be the person who cuts down on sugars for better health.
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