How To Spot Sugar In Packaged Food

Sugar is added to most packaged foods, and beverages.  If you want to avoid being overweight, then you have to pay attention to the amount of sugar in your food.  When you get into the habit of reading food labels, you’re going to discover that sugar is difficult to avoid.  “Sugar Shockers,” an article from WebMD, discusses food high in sugar.


Learning how to read food labels, will teach you which brands are packed with sweeteners.  Not all mustard contains added sugar.  The same goes for tomato sauce.  If you’re a vegetarian, sweeteners such as honey, or barley malt syrup, might be added  to non-meat packaged foods.

You can count on added sugar in mayonnaise, frozen pizza, canned chile, and veggie burgers.  The solution, is to replace packaged food, with fresh food.  

Typical Packaged Food With Added Sugar

  • Ketchup
  • Salad Dressing
  • Canned Fruit
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Canned Chile
  • Canned Baked Beans
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pretzels
  • Flavored Potato Chips, and Nuts
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Dips
  • Bottled Beverages
  • Vegetarian Soy Dogs, Sausages, Deli Slices, and Burgers
  • Baby Food
  • Spreads
  • Mustard
  • Puddings, and Jello
  • Condensed Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Condiments
  • Frozen Meals
  • Pickles
  • Sauces
  • Bread, Biscuits, Muffins, Bagels, Crackers, Cakes, Cookies

Information in this post is educational.  It should not be used to replace medical advice from your physician, or other healthcare provider.

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Copyright 2012 Irene Pastore, and Blue Moon Personal Training.

Posted on August 20, 2012, in Food, Overweight and Obesity and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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