There are surprising amounts of hidden sugars in your favorite “healthy” foods. Here are the top eight hidden sources of sugar and what to eat instead.
The World Health Organization proposes to limit sugar intake to 5% of total calories. In most cases, this equates to 25 grams or less of sugar per day. However, the average American consumes about 77 grams per day.
When you combine the amount of added sugars we get from food with the amount we get from whole foods, such as fruit, we consume a surprising percentage of our food from sources of fructose and added sugars.
If you want to reduce your sugar intake, start by identifying where the sugar is hiding. When you eat dessert, you know you are ingesting sugar. But what about the snacks you consider healthy?