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The Doctor Is In: 5 Foods With Hidden Sugar

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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.

 

4. Flavored Yogurt

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Yogurt is usually thought of as a healthy food to include in your diet. Unfortunately, 6 ounces of fruit-flavored yogurt can contain up to 7 teaspoons of sugar. Yogurt is a great food to include in your diet, providing protein, calcium and probiotics. Your best bet is to buy plain yogurt and add fresh fruit or low-sugar fruit preserves for some sweetness.

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