Marios Dimopoulos Clinical Nutritionist, Author, Fellow of the American Council of the Applied Clinical Nutrition

Σάββατο, 3 Μαΐου 2014

You'll Be Surprised How Many Donuts Worth Of Sugar Are In These 10 Everyday Foods

Some foods contain a shocking amount of sugar.
To visualize this, we compared the amount of sugar in foods that are not traditionally thought of as dessert items, like yogurt and apple sauce, to the amount of sugar in a chocolate glazed donut — about 13 grams.
Nutritionists recommend limiting added sugar to 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons per day for men. For reference, 4 grams of sugar equals one teaspoon of granulated sugar.
Added sugar only includes things like cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup that aren't found naturally in ingredients like fruit and milk. Keep in mind that naturally-occurring sugars and added sugar are combined on nutrition labels as "total sugar."
(A similar post from Dana Liebelson at Mother Jones inspired our list of high-sugar foods. See their list here.)
Fruit-flavored yogurt = 2 chocolate glazed donuts.


There are 26 grams of sugar in a typical 6-ounce container of fruit-flavored yogurt (more than half is added sugar). That's equivalent to around 6.5 teaspoons of sugar.
Clif bar= 1.8 chocolate glazed donuts
There are 23 grams of sugar in one chocolate-chip flavored Clif bar. That's equivalent to 5.75 teaspoons of sugar. 
Froot Loops = 1.07 donuts


There are 14 grams of sugar in one serving of Kellog's Froot Loops (with fruity-shaped marshmallows) cereal. That's equivalent 3.5 teaspoons of sugar.  Starbucks Caffe Latte = 1.3 chocolate glazed donuts
There are 17 grams of sugar in a 16 oz (grande) Caffe Latte from Starbucks. That's equivalent to 4.25 teaspoons of sugar.
Orange juice = 1.5 chocolate glazed donuts

One cup of orange juice typically contains 20 grams of sugar. That's equivalent to 5 teaspoons of sugar.
Apple sauce = 1.2 chocolate glazed donuts
apple sauce
There are 16 grams of sugar in one cup of original Motts apple sauce. That's equivalent to 4 teaspoons of sugar.
Tomato soup = 2.5 chocolate glazed donuts
tomato soup
There are 15 grams of sugar in a serving size of Heinz classic tomato soup. That's equivalent to 3.75 teaspoons of sugar.
Coca-Cola = 3 chocolate glazed donuts

There are 39 grams of sugar in one 12-oz can of coke. That's equivalent to 9.75 teaspoons of sugar.
Dried cranberries = 2.6 chocolate-glazed donuts
There are 34 grams of sugar in one pouch (1.75 oz) of Craisins. That's equivalent to 8.5 teaspoons of sugar.
Bluberry muffin = 2.2 chocolate glazed donuts

blueberry muffin

There are 29 grams of sugar in a blueberry muffin from Starbucks. 
Pasta sauce = 1.1 chocolate glazed donuts
There are 14.5 grams of sugar in one cup of marinara pasta sauce. That's equivalent to 3.6 teaspoons of sugar.
Nutella = 1.6 chocolate glazed donuts


There are 21 grams of sugar in two tablespoons of Nutella spread. That's equivalent to 5.25 grams of sugar.
(Photo credits: Yogurt mexrix/Shutterstock; Luna Bar Tek Cycling; Starbucks Grande; Fruity cereal GMEVIPHOTO/Shutterstock; orange juice Suwan Waenlor/Shutterstock; apple sauce Richard Griffin/Shutterstock; Tomato soup MaraZe/Shutterstock; Coke can Steve Cukrov/Shutterstock; Dried cranberries WimL/Shutterstock; Pasta sauce svry/Shutterstock; Nutella Melica/Shutterstock)

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