5 Popular Foods That Hide Way More Sugar Than You Think

Experts recommend that women consume only 24 grams of sugar per day, while men can consume up to 36 grams. But did you know that a can of soda already contains about 40 grams of sugar? Well, everyone knows that sodas are high in sugar, but many do not know that a can of tomato soup can contain up to 20 grams of sugar per serving, and your favorite apple juice, even if labeled unsweetened, it has about 25 grams of sugar per cup.

We are putting a spotlight on certain foods that we previously thought were healthy low-sugar options.

Canned Soup

sugar content of a single can cover the entire daily sugar intake required.

This is especially common in tomato-based sauces, where sugar is used to balance the acidity of the tomato.

Low-fat Yogurt

Experts recommend making your own salad dressing at home to ensure no sugars, preservatives, or other harmful ingredients are added.

A healthy salad dressing that you can easily make at home is a 3-ingredient vinaigrette: olive oil, 2 parts vinegar, and a little salt and pepper.


4 grams of sugar per tablespoon, most commercial ketchup bottles contain significant amounts of high-fructose corn syrup, which has been linked to obesity and © Depositphotos.com

Peanut butter is a popular source of protein and a versatile pantry staple. Although natural types of peanut butter contain little or no sugar, many commercial variants are full of unhealthy oils and added sugars, turning a seemingly healthy mix into a potentially dangerous one.

Some popular brands can have up to 8 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoons. Nutritionists recommend reading the ingredient labels on peanut butter to see which are the most natural and healthy.

Which of these high-sugar foods surprised you the most?

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