8 Surprising Sources of Sugar

Diet & Nutrition
8 Surprising Sources of Sugar
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You avoid every sweet thing and still, the numbers on the glucometer are soaring. While you might be worried there are a few loopholes that need to be addressed. Here we are telling you those sneaky sources of sugar that might be the culprit behind raising your blood sugar levels.

Breakfast Cereals:

Kids cereals are known to be full of sugar but even the claimed to be healthier versions of pat, corn and bran cereals have 10-20 grams of sugar per serving. No matter how healthy the front looks do read nutritional facts and ingredients on the back.
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Packaged Fruits:

Fruits are usually packed in heavy sugar syrup. Draining these might reduce the sugar content but it is still there. Better option: eat fresh fruits. To know how much is enough for you book an appointment with the best nutritionist in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities via Marham.pk.

Yogurt:

You avoid ice-cream and pat your back while eating that low-fat flavored yogurt? While you may get plenty of protein and calcium there are about 17-33grams of sugar per 8 ounces even in low-fat flavored yogurts.

Salad Dressing:

All the goodness of fresh fruit and vegetable salad might be compromised by mere two tablespoons of a creamy salad dressing. Likes of French and Catalina dressings have about 6-7 grams of sugar in just two tablespoons. A better option is home-made oil and vinegar dressing.

Coleslaw:

Ahh that healthy side dish that rested your worries while you ate a fat burger, isn’t it? One regular portion served at many fast-food restaurants will give you 15grams of sugar! Struggling with ups and downs of blood sugar level. Log on to Mrham.pk and book an online consultation session with the best endocrinologists in Karachi, Lahore and all other cities of Pakistan.
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Granola Bars:

Well, this was the healthiest food before you read this. It is made by adding sweeteners like brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, and fructose. Those with a yogurt or chocolate coating have an even higher sugar content ranging between 7-12grams per bar. What to do? Eat plain granola (1/3 cup) its sugar content is just 5 grams.

Tea:

You have promised to stay away from beverages with calories and sugar. You ended up with a healthier choice. Tea? Uh-oh. Some of the leading flavored iced tea brands have about 37grams of sugar per serving. Brewing your own tea is a better idea.

Dry Fruits:

Been told you can munch on these and regret not. With all the water being removed dry fruits have a higher amount of sugar in comparison to the fresh fruits. A 1.5 ounce of raisins has 25grams of sugar and you can eat a cup of grapes for 15grams of sugar only!

Hmmm seems like the world is full of deceptive food choices? Well, not really. Stay tuned and we will be coming up with some of the healthiest food choices without any compromise on taste.

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Sehrish
She is pharmacist by profession and has worked with several health care setups.She began her career as health and lifestyle writer.She is adept in writing and editing informative articles for both consumer and scientific audiences,as well as patient education materials.

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