Excessive consumption of sugar is a growing problem in our current society. As the availability of processed foods and sugary drinks increases, so does the consumption of sugar. However, consuming too much sugar can have serious consequences for our health.
And we’re not just talking about weight gain and obesity, excessive sugar consumption also increases your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dental problems and can even affect mental health according to several studies .
For all this there are more and more people who reduce their sugar intake and change their eating habits. However, there are many foods that will add extra sugar to your diet without knowing it, so it’s important to check labels carefully and avoid these foods.
1. Sliced Bread. Sliced bread is common in Spain, but every time you make a sandwich, you may be eating 8 to 10 grams of sugar without even knowing it. And that if you make a sandwich of 2 slices, if you add an extra layer, or have more than one, your sugar intake will increase without even knowing it.
If you put ketchup or mustard on your sandwich, be prepared because you’re going to be getting a lot of sugar.
The sauces you can buy at the supermarket usually contain 21% sugar. Note that in some sauces this amount can go up.
There are pizzas with sweet sauce that contains sugar. But if I eat a margarita or a snack, am I free from risk? Well, regardless of the cheese that each establishment uses, you have to keep in mind that pizza dough will be processed into glucose in your body. It is a problem of eating flour which contains starch as the main ingredient.
4. Diet Bar
They seem harmless, but be careful if you mix them with anything else. Glucose, sucrose, dextrose, fructose and all that is on their label translates to 36% sugar in their composition.
5. Fruit Juice
For some years now, nutritionists have warned us that juice is usually an added contribution of sugar that we consume as if it were the healthiest option, but since you use packaged juice on top of that, you need to be very careful. Stay put because your sugar level will skyrocket significantly…
Yogurts hide all kinds of sugars in their structure. Natural lactose already means consuming 5 grams of sugar without you realizing it, but depending on the yogurt you buy, there could be up to 13 grams more waiting for you in added sugars.
7. Some Vegetable Drinks
Various types of sugar may be added to enhance the flavor of non-dairy milk, such as rice milk.
There is no evidence that sashimi, raw fish, has added sugar, but if we talk about sushi, that already means rice, and there things return to starch territory. Pour on top of soy sauce, it will further enhance your bite.
9. Milk Chocolate
While this is not your case, there are those who, inspired by the good data on cocoa, a good food with less sugar, believe that chocolate, in its proper measure, does not represent a major change in sugar consumption, but attention Keep in mind that 100% pure chocolate (which tends to be more bitter) is not the same as milk chocolate, which is a delicious product that should be consumed in moderation.
10. Modena Vinegar
Modena vinegar is a good condiment that bathes many salads for those who take care of their diet, although its recipe varies greatly from one manufacturer to another and has been found to contain up to 43% sugar in its composition, This is why you should moderate your consumption.
If you’ve come this far, don’t panic, you can continue to consume any of these products in moderation, the only important thing is to have all the information you need to avoid overdoing it.