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

    By: Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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    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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