Sweet Trap: Shocking Amounts Of Sugars In Common Foods
Sugar - including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) - is the largest source of calories in the United States today. With the proliferation of sugar-rich foods in the market, the rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, as well as other
chronic diseases in both adults and children, are reaching unprecedented levels. Beware of the sweet deception in food labels! Manufacturers may label their products with "fat-free," "100% juice," or even "25% less sugar" even if it's
far from the truth.
Are you aware that per 100 grams of these products, there is this much sugar?
- Dried fruit: 1) Raisins - 59.2 grams; 2) Apple - 57.2 grams; 3) Apricot - 53.4 grams; 4) Figs - 47.9 grams; 5) Coconut meat - 43.2 grams; 6) Sun dried tomato - 37.5 grams; 7) Plums - 25.0 grams.
- Spices: 1) Onion flake - 35.8 grams; 2) Onion powder - 35.7 grams; 3) Garlic powder - 24.3 grams; 4) Paprika - 10.5 grams.
- Condiments: 1) Hoisin - 27.3 grams; 2) Ketchup - 22.8 grams; 3) Pickle relish (sweet) - 16.0 grams; 4) Salad dressing - 15.2 grams and up; 5) Teriyaki sauce - 13.1 grams.
- Other common products: 1) Hone - 82.1 grams; 2) Carob flour - 49.1 grams; 3) Dried shiitake mushrooms - 22.5 grams; 4) Frozen yogurt - 19.0 grams and up; 5) Vanilla extract - 12.6 grams.
Did you know that per serving, you are consuming this much sugar?
- Common products and condiments: 1) Flavored milk - 46.0 and up/13oz. - 16 oz.; 2) Canned/packaged fruit - 17.0 and up/per serving; 3) Oatmeal - 12.0 and up/1 envelope; 4) Cereal bars - 12.0 and up/1 bar; 5) BBQ sauce - 12.0 and
up/2 tablespoons; 6) Bottled spaghetti sauce: 11.0 and up/1/2 cup.
- Sweeten life naturally with stevia, an herb that has been used as a sweetener in Paraguay and other South American countries for over 1.500 years and in Japan for decades.
- Keep your total consumption of fructose, which breaks down to a variety of toxins and is a driving force behind diabetes and obesity, below 25 grams a day.
Mercola.com - Take Control of Your Health | Sources: http://www.dietaryfiberfood.com/sugar-in-food/sugar-moderate-content3.php; http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/sugar-shockers-foods-surprisingly-high-in-sugar.