Do you know just how much sugar is in the snack you are eating right at this moment? Maybe you are having a cookie and drinking some soda when reading this article, but do you know how foods and drinks like these are affecting your body?
A recent article published by Takepart has listed 12 foods that contain more sugar than a Krispy Kreme glazed donut. Although the article compared these foods and drinks based solely on sugar content, not taking into consideration fat or calorie content which differ from item to item, the increasing amount of sugar in foods and drinks is linked with excessive weight gain, brain tumors, bladder cancer, and many additional health problems. It is sugar that is the leading cause of the rising obesity epidemic in the United States, prompting many lawmakers to begin to crack down on sugar content within the fast food industry.
A Krispy Kreme glazed donut has approximately 10 grams of sugar. Here is the list of foods that greatly surpass this already high sugar amount:
Naked Pomegranate Blueberry Juice: 32 grams of sugar
Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcake: 45 grams of sugar
Yoplait Blackberry Harvest Yogurt: 26 grams of sugar
Campbell’s Classic Tomato Soup on the Go: 20 grams of sugar
Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Fruit & Nut Granola Bar: 13 grams of sugar
Coca-Cola Classic: 26.4 grams of sugar
Kellogg’s Fruit Loops: 12 grams of sugar
Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino: 64 grams of sugar
Prego Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce: 11 grams of sugar
Kraft French Style Fat Free Dressing: 42 grams of sugar
Snapple Peach Tea: 39 grams of sugar
The sugar content in each of these items is shocking. The next time you go to the grocery store and the next time you grab something to eat or drink, check the sugar content. Lowering the amount of sugar you intake is one simple way to help fight off and prevent major health concerns that are indeed preventable.