don’t have to be sweet to contain added sugar, that experts say to avoid.
Tomato sauce may contain more sugar than any other ingredient in it. The more ‘ready-to-serve’ a product is, the more likely it is to be laden with sugar.
You often get sugar instead of healthy vegetable oils in ‘reduced-fat’ dressings. They contain up to 3 grams of sugar per tablespoon – about the same concentration, by weight, as a regular soft drink.
As nutritious as beans are, you’re better off buying them without the 20 grams of sugar per cup found in sweeter canned varieties of baked beans.
We’re not talking about the sugar-coated kids’ cereals, but the healthy-sounding choices that nonetheless pack a surprising sugar kick. Fibre-rich cereals typically contain 10-15 grams of sugar per serving.
They seem healthy but can really be just crunchy delivery mechanisms for sugar. Chocolate and other coatings can easily bring the total to 20 grams per bar.