5 Foods That are Surprisingly High in Sugar

 

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YOGHURT

Yoghurts are supposed to be healthy for us, and they are. But many brands add crazy amounts of sugar, especially the low-fat brands. Some brands contain just as many grams of sugar in it as the average chocolate bar does. Try swapping flavoured yoghurt for natural yoghurt and topping it with some berries instead.

 

MILK

When shopping for milk, most people worry about the fat content of full-cream milk, opting for low fat or skim varieties, however milk is high in a carbohydrate based sugar, lactose. Skim milk can contain up to 12 grams of sugar per 100ml, whereas full cream milk contains roughly about 4 grams of sugar per 100ml.

 

CEREAL

Although it is marketed as healthy, cereal is a well-known culprit for adding massive amounts of sugar. Most muesli’s contain approximately 20-30% of sugar, while Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain contains about 4.5 teaspoons of sugar per one cup.

 

SALAD DRESSINGS

Salad dressings are surprisingly loaded with sugar. Some of our favourites can contain up to 30-50% sugar. In a bottle of fat-free French dressing, there is approximately 50grams of sugar, that is almost 12 teaspoons of sugar or just under 1 teaspoon per 30ml.

 

TOMATO SAUCE

A bbq staple and a favourite of many Australian households, tomato sauce is shockingly packed full of sugar. Many labels list sugar as the second ingredient, after tomatoes. Per 15ml, tomato sauce contains 4.4teaspoons of sugar