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Sugar Savvy: Guess Which “Healthy” Foods Have More Sugar

You know sugar sneaks in the most unexpected places.

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QUESTION 1

Which breakfast food contains more sugar?

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Sorry, granola!

A half-cup serving of granola contains a considerable 13.4 grams of sugar, and those frosted corn flakes contain 10.6 grams of sugar. That doesn’t necessarily make the flakes healthier, though, since the granola does contain high-fiber oats and dried fruit. Truth? Both should be eaten in moderation. Another word of caution: Those sugar numbers start to balloon when you fill an oversized cereal bowl with your cereal of choice instead of sticking to the recommended serving size. (It’s probably way smaller than you think.)

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QUESTION 2

Which of these drinkable foods contains more sugar?

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The soda wins—but barely

This popular soda contains 25.9 grams of sugar per can, but the smoothie isn’t far behind. One cup contains 24 grams of the sweet stuff. While you could argue that the smoothie’s sugar comes from fruit, premade smoothies at the store tend to be mostly juice (read: high sugar, low fiber). That said, you can make nutritious, high-fiber, and low-sugar smoothies at home.

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QUESTION 3

Which of these snacks contains more sugar?

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Well, that was unexpected

The word “fig” always seems to drum up good, healthy feels, but these bars contain 13 grams of sugar per package. The little bear-shaped graham crackers toddlers love contain 6 grams per serving—which might be better than you expected. Even more surprising? These two snacks boast the same amount of fiber per serving: just one measly gram.

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QUESTION 4

Which pantry staple contains more sugar?

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Take caution with the sauce

Both of these saucy favorites contain more sugar than you might expect for a savory dish, but BBQ sauce takes the cake for most sugar. One serving contains 11 grams of sugar (and let’s be real: we use way more than just two tablespoons on our wings, right?). A half-cup serving of marinara contains a surprising 7 grams of sugar.

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QUESTION 5

Which lunch fave contains more sugar?

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Savory isn’t always free of sugar

It’s a close call, but this heat-and-eat lasagna contains 8 grams of sugar, compared to the 7 grams of sugar in the PB&J. You can blame that on the marinara sauce, as well as the cheese, which has naturally occurring sugar called lactose.

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Reviewed by: Preeti Parikh, MD, . Review date: Jan. 24, 2018
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