The Doctor Is In:
5 Foods With Hidden Sugar
Recently there has been a lot of talk about what sugar does to the body. Over the course of the 15-year study, participants who took in 25% or more of their daily calories as sugar were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those whose diets included less than 10% added sugar. Overall, the odds of dying from heart disease rose in tandem with the percentage of sugar in the diet—and that was true regardless of a person’s age, sex, physical activity level, and body-mass index (a measure of weight). Here are some foods that you would never think contain high amounts of sugar.
Unfortunately, the most commonly consumed tomato-based products, tomato sauce and ketchup, are often loaded with sugar. Ketchup provides 1 teaspoon of sugar per 1 tablespoon of product. Considering most people use closer to 2 to 4 tablespoons of ketchup, this can really add up. Use ketchup sparingly or consider using another condiment such as mustard. Tomato sauce is best when homemade so you can control the ingredients.