Sugar is one of the chief ingredients in several kinds of foods, particularly the processed ones. Sugar is added to several foods as a preservative, filler, and a taste enhancer. Having foods high in sugar can increase your daily calorie intake, thus increasing the risks of weight gain, chronic type-2 diabetes, or other inflammatory conditions. Sugars are hidden in the ingredient list as high fructose corn syrup, dextrose etc. and is often overlooked. Hence, you need to check out them before making a purchase. Also, there are several foods we often don’t suspect as having sugar but are surprisingly loaded with lots of sugar.
Here Is The List Of The Top 8 Shocking Foods You Need To Know As They Are High In Sugar:
Dairy products contain lactose and natural sugars. However, dairy products that are sweetened contain very high doses of sugar. For instance, flavored yogurts contain lots of sugar and consuming a 6-8 ounce serving of flavored sweetened yogurt contains 25-30gm of sugar which is almost your daily sugar limit. Instead, you can purchase plain non-fat yogurt and sweeten it with honey or fruit pulp.
Having a cup of hot and spicy tomato soup can bring you close to the daily sugar intake limit. It contains a very high dose of sugars that are added to make the soup taste good. A half cup serving of Campbell’s delicious tomato soup (condensed) contains nearly 10-11gm of sugar.
Commercial coleslaws are very popular and contain good doses of sugar. Often manufacturers add lots of sugar to attract more customers to come back. Hence, it is better to avoid this sweet poison which contains 25.86gm of sugar per cup.
Dried fruits contain lots of sugar than the sugar content available in the normal fruit. The dehydration process makes the fruit much sweeter. Most of the sugars you can get from raisins is natural and is good for you. However, there are certain fruits that have a tart taste when they get dehydrated and manufacturers add lots of sugar to make them sweet. Consuming such dried fruits may not be really bad for us, but can add up lots of calories which can meet your daily sugar limit faster. A cup of dried fruits has around 97gm of sugar. So, check out for the nutrition labels to differentiate between the natural and added sugars.
Pasta sauce is a savory food loaded with high amounts of sugar. A half cup of pasta sauce contains nearly 10.25gm of sugar and a small serving can exceed your daily sugar limit. However, you can prepare you own pasta sauce at home by adding small quantities of sugar to it.
Orange chicken and other such Chinese foods contain higher doses of sugar because of the sugary sauces which make them taste delicious. One serving of orange chicken contains nearly thrice the amount of sugar content required per day or even more depending on the serving size.
A single tablespoon of ketchup contains high doses of sugar. Tomatoes are acidic in nature and this is why manufacturers add lots of sugar while preparing ketchup. A tbsp. of tomato ketchup contains nearly 4-5gm of sugar and adding 4-5tbsp of ketchup to your dish can give it a sugary punch.
Cereal bars give a quick boost of energy. They contain good amounts of nutrients as well as sugars. Not only cereal bars are packed with sugars, but certain varieties contain nearly 20gm of sugar.