5 Common Meals With a Dangerous Amount of Added Sugar

Hallie Gould

There are a few things we've always taken as fact: A good blowout can end any bad day; at-home peels allow you to wake up prettier; and yoghurt with granola is a healthy breakfast. Wrong. While the first two have yet to be disproved, the last is number one on a list of common "healthy" meals with a shocking amount of added sugar. And, as Farah Fahad, dietitian and founder of The Farah Effect, says, "Fat is not your enemy, sugar is."

Need more proof? "Food manufacturers add chemically produced sugar, typically high-fructose corn syrup, to foods and beverages including crackers, flavoured yoghurt, tomato sauce, and salad dressing," reports The Cancer Treatment Center of America. "Low-fat foods are the worst offenders, as manufacturers use sugar to add flavour." To narrow down the most commonplace, sugar-laden meals, we spoke with a few nutrition experts on the subject. Below, find the five meals you should avoid and easy alternatives for each.

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