10 Surprisingly Sugary Foods and Drinks


Flavored yogurts, especially those marketed as "fruit-flavored" or "low-fat," often contain significant amounts of added sugar to enhance flavor.

Granola Bars

Many commercially produced granola bars contain added sugars to improve taste and texture, even those marketed as "healthy" or "nutritious."


Pre-packaged smoothies and juice blends can contain a substantial amount of added sugars, especially.

Canned Fruit:

Canned fruits, particularly those packed in syrup, can have high sugar content. Opt for fruit packed in water or its natural juices instead.


Sauces like ketchup, barbecue sauce, and salad dressings often contain added sugars to enhance flavor.

Coffee Drinks:

Specialty coffee drinks from cafes often contain syrups, sauces, and flavored creams loaded with added sugars.

Oatmeal Packets:

Choose plain oats and sweeten them yourself with fresh fruit or a small amount of honey or maple syrup.

Sports Drinks:

Many sports drinks marketed as "energy" or "performance-enhancing" contain high levels of added sugars.

Tea Drinks:

Bottled teas, especially those labeled as "sweet tea" or "flavored," can contain large amounts of added sugars.


Breakfast cereals, particularly those marketed to children, can contain significant amounts of added sugars.

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