How much sugar is there in processed foods?
Turns out a lot!
We tend to overlook added sugars in processed foods. But, sugar is a primary ingredient in most of our processed foods and breakfast foods are the worst. Sugar is an early riser, who loves to ambush your child first thing in the morning. He lays await in most breakfast foods. Additionally, sugar can always also be found lurking in baked goods.
1) Carnation Instant Breakfast has 20 grams or 4¼ teaspoons of sugar in one serving!
2) Cereals usually give one cup as a serving size. Children’s cereals like Lucky Charms, Trix or Fruit Loops have the same amount of added sugars: 13-15 grams or 3 teaspoons of sugar at one sitting! MultiGrain Cheerios is a little better at 6 grams or 1½ teaspoons of sugar. A warm breakfast sound nutritious, doesn’t it?
But what about…
3) Instant Oatmeal: All flavors have between 12 -13 grams or 3 teaspoons of sugar, not any better than the cereals.
4) The last item in our list is Nutella. This has taken the place of wholesome peanut or almond butter in many homes. Can you guess what’s the first ingredient? Yes, Sugar! 2 tablespoons of Nutella, has a whooping 20 grams of sugar or over 4 teaspoons. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
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