Whether you are trying to lose weight or you just want to limit the sugar, there are foods out there littered with the sweet stuff – and you may be surprised at how many “healthy” products have more sugar than your average donut.
The average person worldwide consumes over 70 grams of sugar per day, which is the equivalent of about 17 teaspoons. Most individuals do not even realize they are consuming so much sugar, because it is added into everyday products that most would assume don’t contain any additives.
Which Foods Have More Sugar Than a Donut?
You may be surprised at what foods you are eating have more sugar than a donut or even a piece of chocolate. Just some of those foods include:
1. Coffee Lattes – If you happen to stop at your local coffee shop in the morning for a frozen latte or hot cup, you may not realize how much sugar is in it. For example, a Starbucks Grande Latte has 17 grams of sugar.
2. Health Bars – You eat these bars to give you a pick-me-up or even hold you over between meals, but have you ever looked to see how much sugar is in them? A Luna Bar, one that is supposed to be healthy, contains 11 grams of sugar per bar.
3. Sub Sandwiches – If you choose to get a sandwich when eating out, choose your meats wisely. The Subway Sweet Onion Teriyaki contains 17 grams of sugar per six-inch sub.
4. Health Waters – Those healthy waters full of vitamins and electrolytes taste great for a reason: they’re full of sugar. Vitamin Water brand contains 33 grams of sugar per 20 ounce bottle.
5. Orange Juice – Even those brands that claim they are “Fresh Squeezed” still contain extra sugar. Tropicana’s orange juice will give you about 22 grams of sugar per 8-ounce glass.
6. Superfood Smoothie Drinks – Those superfood drinks that people use for cleansing and diets and just a boost of vitamins have tons of sugar. Odwalla’s Superfood Smoothie has 50 grams of sugar per 12-ounce bottle!
Skip the sugars. You can see where all of the sugar is coming from in your diet just by reading the label. If you see a high number of grams, put it down and try something else. While sugar occurs naturally in products (like fruits), it still doesn’t account for the numbers listed on the products above. Learn more ways you can live healthy on Thrive today.