It May Surprise You But These Foods are Packed With Sugar

Sugar word cloud concept
Sugar word cloud concept

If you’ve made the decision to cut your sugar intake, recognising the risks of too much sugar in your diet, it may surprise you to learn about a number of foods which you probably didn’t even know where bad for you. Sweets and cakes aren’t the only foods loaded with sugar, there are some foods disguised as “healthy” that actually have a pretty high sugar content.

The main culprits are

  1. Sauces such as BBQ, marinara, tomato sauce and salad dressing: between -22 grams per serving
  2. Peanut butter:  4 grams per two tablespoon serving
  3. Packaged cereals:  Some “healthier” varieties contain 18 grams of sugar per serving
  4. Oatmeal:  Flavoured versions can contain 12 grams of sugar per serving
  5. Flavoured yogurt: Up to 18 grams of sugar per serving—more than a serving of ice cream.




Even Certain Immune Cells Can’t Resist Sugar

junkfoodResearchers at Stanford University have discovered that immune cells in plaque build-ups in arteries tend to over-consume sugar.

While clogged arteries are normally associated with fast foods, junk foods and other high-fat indulgence foods, these all have one component in common, sugar.

When these cells in the arteries over-indulge, they produce an “over-zealous” inflammatory response, which researchers believe contributes to coronary artery disease (CAD). This condition leads to constricted arteries blocking blood flow around the heart, resulting in heart attacks, heart failure and death.

The research is significant because heart disease affects millions of people annually. Click here for more.