Hidden SUGAR Hotspots

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Hidden SUGAR Hotspots

Some “healthy” cereals contain nearly as much sugar as the “bad” one you avoid.

Did you notice the health claims on the cereal boxes? “Contains Essential Vitamins”, “Great For Energy”, “Wholegrain Goodness”. I can suggest “Crammed with SUGAR” or “Superfluous Slogan”!

  • LOW-FAT YOGHURTS are the secret dairy dens of the underground sugar gangs. Although they are marketed as a “healthy” breakfast option, they should be swiftly moved to the dessert section.
    In fact, low-fat foods in general are often higher in sugar than the full-fat variety. This happens with some weight-loss meal plans too.
  • MUESLI BARS or “HEALTH BARS”, some, contain more sugar than Kit Kats or Milky Ways.
  • DRINKS are by far the swiftest delivery system for sugar. Juices, vitamin waters, breakfast drinks, sport drinks, organic sparkling juices, flavored milks and smoothies are all high in sugar.
    Some juices (including apple or cranberry) contain more sugar than Coca-Cola in an equivalent-sized glass.
  • LOW-FAT MAYONNAISE and salad dressings are sugar hotspots.
  • PASTA SAUCES (and sauces in general) have sugar lurking in them, check out tomato and barbecue sauce for a laugh, or a wince.
  • Sugar loves CANNED SOUPS.
  • KID’S LUNCHBOX SNACKS are a real concern. Fruit bars, fruit snacks, fruit rolls, jellies, sesame snaps and yoghurt muesli bars are all outstanding sugar vehicles.