Tip #3 – FIND THE SNEAKY SUGAR

What are some items you’ve purchased and later were shocked to find out they contained sugar?

Nearly 70 percent of the added sugar Americans eat come from processed food such as bread, salad dressings, peanut butter, and pasta sauce.  To avoid this sneaky sugar, limit processed food that comes in a package and focus on real nutrient-dense foods.

Even some so-called healthy foods contain sugar.  A lemon poppy seed Cliff Bar has 21 grams of sugar or 5 teaspoons.  Compare that to a chocolate-glazed donut from Dunkin Donuts, which has 13 grams of sugar, or 3 teaspoons.

Overconsumption of refined sweets and added sugars found in everyday foods has led to an increase of chronic diseases.

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