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Posted: July 31, 2018

9 healthy-sounding foods that have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut

Healthy Foods That Aren't Really Healthy

By Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal Constitution

American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn’t eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams.

For example, a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake.

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But healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt and raisins actually rack up more sugar than you might think. Some options even have more than double the sugar of a Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut.

Here are some foods and drinks with more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut:

  • Bottle of Naked juice green machine smoothie: 53 grams or about five Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts
  • One-fourth cup of Sun Maid raisins: 29 grams or three Krispy Kreme doughnuts
  • Chobani blueberry greek yogurt: 15 grams or 1 ½ Krispy Kreme doughnuts
  • Nature Valley oats and honey crunchy granola bar: 11 grams or about one Krispy Kreme doughnut
  • Vitaminwater: up to 32 grams of sugar or about three Krispy Kreme doughnuts
  • One cup of Motts apple sauce: 22 grams or about 2 Krispy Kreme doughnuts
  • Odwalla mango protein flavored soy protein shake: 47 grams or about 5 Krispy Kreme doughnuts
  • Quaker instant oatmeal in apple cinnamon: 12 grams, a little more sugar than one Krispy Kreme doughnut
  • Nesquik low fat chocolate milk: 22 grams, or about two Krispy Kreme doughnuts

To learn more about added sugars and your recommended intake, visit heart.org.

This story has been updated.


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