7 Examples of the Sneaky Sugar Scene
Updated: Sep 3, 2020
You know cakes, cookies, ice-cream, candy, and sodas are filled with countless amounts of sugar. Sugar = unneeded calories. Unneeded calories = contribution to weight gain.
Now that we have that down, let's discuss the sneakiness of sugar passed the bakeries, ice-cream shops, and into the foods we have conceptually mislabeled as "healthy."
1. Fruit Juice
Don't let the "100% fruit juice" or "no added sugars" labels fool you. A cup of cranberry juice has 137 calories and a whopping 30 grams of sugar. According to a study, drinking even as little as 12oz. per day of fruit juice can increase mortality by 24%.
Healthy Swap: Instead of your traditional glass of O.J., drink club soda with just a splash of juice, or drink water with a lemon wedge This will help you slash sugars drastically, or eliminate them from beverages completely.
Yes, yogurt has calcium, protein, and healthy probiotics for your gut. However, the added sugar content pretty much negates any of the benefits the probiotics would provide. An 8-oz. serving of low-fat yogurt can contain as many as 47 grams of sugar!
Healthy Swap: Mix low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt, or for a protein packed option, Greek yogurt with fresh berries and a teaspoon of honey for a little sweetness (if needed).