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.
2. Salad Dressing
Salad is known as a healthy food that can be quickly become unhealthy with the amount of salad dressing being added. Bottled salad dressings can be loaded with sugar, usually in the form of corn syrup. Low-fat and fat-free versions are the worst offenders. The healthiest choice is to make your own by combining vinegar or lemon juice, olive oil and herbs. If you have to buy bottled, avoid the worst culprits, honey mustard, French and thousand island. The best way to add salad dressing is to have it on the side of your salad, place your fork in the dressing and then eat the salad.