Are You Secretly Eating More Sugar?
By Cassie Shortsleeve
Easy on the sweets. Men ages 20 to 39 eat more added sugars—ingredients in processed or pre-prepared foods—than anyone else, says a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And while it’s easy to point a finger at soda or unhealthy meals at restaurants, the research found that about two-thirds of the sweet stuff came from food (not drinks) and was eaten at home (not on-the-go). On average, guys eat 335 calories of added sugar a day, while women consume 239.
You may be thinking, but I eat really healthy! The problem: Some sugary foods are disguised as health foods (like salad dressing, spaghetti sauce, or jam). The first step is figuring out where sugar is seeping into your diet so that you can cut it out. Here are 9 Sneaky Sources of Sugar to avoid—and swaps that promise a bigger nutritional punch, and with that, a smaller waistline.