Know your food! Check the box, read the package, see what it contains. Here are 5 foods that are packed with sugar, so if you want to take care of your body line you shouldn’t be consuming them so often …
1. Breakfast cereals
Do you know that “healthy” cereals are also packed with a heavy dose of added sugar? Some of them have around 40g of sugar per 1/2 cup serving, or about 8 teaspoons! So next time look for actual healthy cereals that have no more than 4-10g of sugar per 1/2 cup serving.
2. Salad dressing
Most of you will say: ‘Hey, at least I’m eating a salad’. Eating salads and fresh vegetables is healthy for a fact, but if they are dressed with something called juicy dressing, well that changes the facts just a bit. Some creamy salad dressings can have as much as 6g, or about 1.5 teaspoons of sugar for every 2 tablespoons. So next time make your own dressing with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a pinch of salt, and a sprinkle of seasoning. Yummy! Or just go gentle with the dressing if you’re using it anyway.
3. Frozen meals
First: Don’t let the greens fool you! This might come as a surprise but if you read carefully the label you’ll figure out what we’re talking about. Not only they are packed with sodium, additional trans-fats and other “healthy” ingredients, but they also have sugar in it. It’s fast and easy but it’s better to spend few more minutes in preparing than eat frozen who knows what!
4. Energy bars
Snack or energy bars that are packed with protein are an easy and efficient snack when you’re in a rush. But some of them have up to 25g of sugar per bar. Again, make sure you read the label first before even buying it!
5. Flavored Yogurt
This might sound as a wonder food since it’s filled with protein and calcium, but flavored versions can contain up to 20g of sugar. Next time go for the unflavored one instead and keep those worries aside cause it has nearly 1/3 of the amount of sugar.