Sugar Scares

Motts Apple Sauce(original): 1 serving cup (113 g) =

22 grams sugar

DelMonte diced pears or mandarin oranges in light syrup: 1 serving cup = 17 grams sugar

70 calories

Quaker Oatmeal to Go, Brown Sugar Cinnamon: 1 bar

19 grams sugar

Kellogg’s Smart Start Strong Heart, Toasted Oat: 1 1/4 cup

17 grams sugar

Newman’s Own Tomato & Basil: 1/2 cup

12 grams sugar

Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce: 2 tablespoons

15 grams sugar

SoBe Green Tea: 16 ounces

50 grams sugar

Glaceau Vitamin Water: 20 ounce bottle

32 grams sugar

Yoplait Original 99% fat free, Lemon Burst: 6 ounces

31 grams sugar

Skinny Cow Low-fat Ice Cream Cone (different flavors): 1 cone

19 grams sugar

Fortune cookies. 3.6 grams of added sugar.

Ketchup: One cup of ketchup packs in nearly 40 grams of added sugar.

Power Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter 1 bar:

23g

 ONE Amazon Acai:

29 g

 

Jamba Juice Sunrise Banana Berry 16 oz drink:

59g

 If you weren't surprised by any of these counts, that's amazing! But for the majority of us, our jaws
 are still open. Just remember that 1 sugar cube is equal to 4 grams of sugar. That means to drink a regular
 size Coke bottle with 65 g of sugar, you would be drinking 16 sugar cubes.
Even that sugar crazed chocolate cake eating boy would have trouble with that! 

The truth is, Americans are consuming way too much added sugar in their diet. Sweetening with dates, Stevia,
 cocoa powder, and bananas are all ways to cut back. 

Have a great night!
Sunnie

 

 


					
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12 thoughts on “Sugar Scares

  1. Isn’t it amazing how little people know about what they are eating???? The things sugar is hidden in kills me! Thanks for sharing that! I’m sure you just had a billion jaws drop and hit the table! Have a great night girl! 🙂

  2. I know, this always blows my mind! Thankfully I don’t eat any of these foods 🙂

  3. oh mannn that hurts to look at. There’s so much sugar added in things that I’m almost not even surprised by this (..almost). I don’t think many people realize how much sugar is in everyday products like these though!

  4. Thanks for sharing! Luckily, like Gabby, I don’t eat any of these foods either. But the sad part is that all of these foods are marketed as healthy. Which means, many people are eating these thinking that they are making good choices 😦

  5. I pretty much second what In Her Chucks said.
    I know about all the added sugar, but so many people really don’t, and they think they are eating healthy by drinking vitamin water, fruit smoothies, and yogurt. It’s so disheartening and incredible frustrating what we allow in our food supply and how much of it we allow. The marketing for this stuff has to change in order for people to really understand it, and I’m not sure how to do that, but I can say your post is one step in that process. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks so much Meghan! I couldn’t agree more- there is sooo much false marketing that goes on just for money making. I definitely think the standard for false marketing should be improved. While there are some vitamins in Vitamin Water, the regular kind is almost as bad as drinking a soda!

  6. I pretty much second what In Her Chucks said.
    I know about all the added sugar, but so many people really don’t, and they think they are eating healthy by drinking vitamin water, fruit smoothies, and yogurt. It’s so disheartening and incredible frustrating what we allow in our food supply and how much of it we allow.
    The marketing for this stuff has to change in order for people to really understand it, and I’m not sure how to do that, but I can say, your post is one step in that process. Thanks for putting it out there.

  7. Tori

    I just found your blog and I love it!! Thanks for all the information regarding labels and the reminder to check labels out before buying! Vitamin Water and ketchup so surprised me!

  8. And just about EVERY single one of those items resides in my parent’s pantry! Ugh, if only I could convince them that they would be so much better without all the sugar dependency. Add that to the fact that most of their meals don’t even include one fresh fruit or vegetable…unless it’s a white potato! 😦

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