Everyone knows that candy bars are bad for them because of the sugar. Most of us still indulge in them occasionally. Most of us though probably consume more of the things on this list than candy bars thinking they are healthier for us. Check it out then make your own decision!
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From the article:
A regular-sized Snickers bar contains 27 grams of sugar (the equivalent of 7 teaspoons).
Odwalla Original Superfood Drink: 37 grams sugar
Where the sugar comes from: apple juice, peach, mango, strawberry, and banana purees
Sure, the sugar comes from fruit juices and purees, but it’s still sugar. “The only benefit that one source of sugar has over another is what a food contains in addition to sugar,” says James. “So, yes, fruit juice has vitamins and minerals in addition to sugar. But, from a blood-sugar perspective and a weight-gain perspective, the sugar in juice is identical to the sugar in candy.” Yikes. Amy Shapiro, M.S., R.D., of Real Nutrition NYC, is wary of fruit juice, as well: “It adds calories to your day, because research shows that calories we drink don’t actually prevent us from being hungry later.” You’re better off eating real fruit, which contains fiber that keeps you fuller longer.
IHOP Whole Wheat Pancakes with Banana (four pancakes, no syrup): 32 grams sugar
Where the sugar comes from: sugar, bananas
Don’t be fooled by marketing lingo. “People think that ‘whole wheat’ products are so much healthier,” says James. “But generally, they have the same number of carbs [as refined flour products], which all get converted into sugar. Maybe there are a couple of grams of fiber, but not much.” Instead of trying to be healthy by ordering a big stack of whole wheat pancakes with fruit (all sugary carbs, no filling fat or protein), just order a smaller stack of two buttermilk pancakes, with two eggs (9 grams sugar). The protein from the eggs will hold you over until lunch.
Looking for more foods you think are healthy but aren’t? Checkout this article with healthy foods that aren’t that could be of interest to you.
For all the foods click here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/supposedly-healthy-foods-with-more-sugar-than-a-snickers