FAMILY FIRST: Hidden Sugar

By: Sarah Carlson Email
By: Sarah Carlson Email

Today we take a look at foods you wouldn't realize are high in sugar!

This is from a study by the experts at web MD.

The most important finding was that claims of whole grain, fat free, or 100 percent juice do not mean it's not a sugary product.

Here is a list of the biggest offenders:

1. Canned or Packaged Fruit- cups or cans of fruit even in "light" syrup and apple sauce (go for the stuff that says "natural" for less sugar)

2. Pudding & Pudding Cups, even those with 100 calories. Those have 17 grams of sugar!

3. Cereal Bars & Healthy-Sounding Cookies with words like oatmeal and natural grain.

4 and most interesting-- Bottled Spaghetti Sauce and barbecue sauce!

For more on a breakdown of sugary foods and how much is in them, click on newslinks.

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