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Beware! Foods and drinks that are surprisingly high in sugar


Many foods and drinks are surprisingly high in sugar, including:


  1. Sauces: Including ketchup, bbq sauce and salad dressings.

  2. Yogurt: Flavoured yogurt, and even some plain yogurts can contain added sugar.

  3. Breakfast cereals: Many breakfast cereals, especially those marketed to children, contain significant amounts of sugar.

  4. Granola bars and energy bars: These seemingly healthy snacks can be packed with sugar. Always read the labels and opt for those with a lower sugar content.

  5. Fruit juices: While fruit juices may seem healthy, they can be high in sugar. It's better to consume whole fruits or choose juices without added sugars.

  6. Processed and packaged snacks: Items like cookies, crackers, flavoured popcorn, and granola often contain hidden sugars.

  7. Flavoured coffee drinks: Certain flavoured coffees, such as mochas or caramel lattes, can contain a significant amount of added sugar.

  8. Instant porridge packs: Pre-packaged flavoured porridge often contains added sugars. Choose plain oats and add your own toppings like fresh fruit or nuts.

  9. Smoothies and smoothie bowls: Shop-bought smoothies or those made with sweetened ingredients like flavoured yogurts can be high in sugar.

  10. Fizzy and flavoured drinks: Carbonated drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas can contain large amounts of added sugar.


It's important to read food labels and ingredient lists to identify hidden sources of sugar. Look for terms like sucrose, glucose, fructose, corn syrup, maltose, and other names for added sugars.

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