Well Being

18 Foods You Think are Healthy that are Actually Loaded With Sugar

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What's your idea of a healthy snack? Is it a granola bar? Some dried fruit? Or maybe a small container of low-fat yogurt?

Sure, they all sound pretty healthy. And you probably eat them on a regular basis to curb your hunger between meals without going for the potato chips. But did you know that they're usually loaded with as much sugar as a candy bar?

Yep, that's right. If you pay close attention to the nutrition labels, you'll see that the sugar content in these products can last you for an entire day (or even exceed your daily sugar limit). And if you look at the serving size, you'll notice that it's not always just one serving. Some have up to two or three servings in one container… and you know that that means? You're actually consuming way more sugar (and calories, generally) than the number you see on that label.

That's pretty effed up. If you're trying to eat healthier, one of the first things you might want to do is limit the foods that are sneaking extra sugar into your diet. And lucky for you, we've got a handy list to help you figure out what those unhealthy noms in disguise as healthy foods really are.

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