Added sugars are sugars and syrups that are added to foods and beverages during processing or preparation. This does not include naturally occurring sugars in milk and fruits.
Foods that contain most of the added sugars in American diets are:
- regular soft drinks
- fruit drinks, fruit punch and sweetened beverages
- milk-based desserts and products: ice cream, sweetened yogurt and sweetened milk like chocolate milk
- bread products: sweet rolls and cinnamon toast
Look for sugar and the many names for sugar, in not so obvious foods and condiments:
Crackers Barbecue sauce
Macaroni and Cheese Salad dressing
Bread Stuffing Mix
Hamburger buns Breakfast Cereals
Pasta Sauce Juice drinks
Check the ingredient list on the label of food and beverages for the different names for sugar, then check the number of grams of sugar on the nutrition facts label.
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