Too much sugar consumption has been linked to increased risk of many diseases, including obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. As you try to minimize sugar intake, it’s easy to underestimate how much you’re actually consuming. The truth is that many foods contain hidden sugars, including some foods that you wouldn’t even consider to be sweet. In fact, products that market themselves as “light” or “low fat” often contain more sugar than regular versions. Women are advised to limit their added sugar intake to 6 teaspoons per day, while men should cut down added sugar intake to 9 teaspoons. Here are foods that contain more sugar than you think.

Cereal with milk

Unfortunately, almost every cereal that tastes good is loaded with added sugars. This sugar can be as high as 10 grams per ¾ cup serving. Surprisingly, plain milk contains sugar which is naturally occurring and healthy. Also, milk has protein and nutrients important for…


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