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6 Foods With Unusual Sugar Content That Can Lead To High Blood Sugar Levels

Sugar has often been used as a sweetener for many of the foods we consume. However, sugar is facing increasing scrutiny in recent times following its link to some of the most challenging health issues such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Due to the dangerous nature of these health issues, it is becoming clear how evil too much intake of sugar is to our health.

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However, while many people often run away from any unusually sweet food and go instead for foods that are not sweet to the taste, it is worthy of note that many foods contain hidden sugars, including many of the foods we often think are not sweet. Seeing as there is a positive correlation between the intake of highly sugary foods and type 2 diabetes, it is important to know some of the foods with unusual or hidden sugars that can cause high blood sugar levels.

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With that in mind, below are some foods with high sugar content:

1. Low-fat yoghurt

Unlike the natural, full-fat yoghurt, low-fat yoghurt is often sweetened with sugar to enhance its flavour. A single cup (245 grams) of low-fat yoghurt can contain as much as 45 grams of sugar, which is about 11 teaspoons.

2. Ketchup

Ketchup is one of the most popular condiments used worldwide to further enhance the taste of many popular foods. However, it is loaded with sugar and a tablespoon of ketchup can contain as much as a teaspoon of sugar.

3. Fruit juice

While fruit juice contains some of the vital nutrients needed by the body for proper functioning, it often contains a large dose of sugar and very little fibre. It is, therefore, best to consume fruits in their whole, natural form than opt for fruit juice.

4. Breakfast cereal

Cereal is the first choice of many people when it comes to breakfast, however, some breakfast cereals, especially those for children often contain lots of added sugar, which makes some of them unsuitable for your health.

5. White bread

White bread belongs to the same group as pasta and rice because they are all refined carbohydrates, whose larger proportion of fibre has been removed during processing. Heavy consumption of foods such as the ones mentioned above can raise blood sugar levels.

6. Potatoes

Potatoes and other foods such as corn and peas are referred to as starchy vegetables, meaning they pack a higher quantity of carbs than non-starchy vegetables. They are best consumed in moderation.

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Source: Healthline.com.

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