10 Everyday Foods/Drinks that Exceed the Recommended Daily Intake of Sugar*

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, By Kimberley Hinschen

At a time when we are all trying to be health conscious, and make better food choices it's important to remember that some of your most common day to day foods may contain more sugar than you think.

Keeping in mind that the recommended daily intake of sugar is 25g (approx. 5tsp). Let's look at 10 common foods high in sugar that might surprise you:

 

Common Food

Sugar /serve

Alternative

Sugar/serve

Pancakes

  1. maple syrup

24g

+ 7g

Homemade crepes (1 cup flour, 2 cups milk, 3 eggs)

6g

Orange juice

22g

Flavoured mineral water

2g

Croissants

  1. jam

3.2g

+ 10g

Croissants

w. homemade chia jam

3.2g

+ 3g

Flavoured yoghurt

22-25g

Plain Chobani yoghurt w. fresh berries

4g

Pulled pork (sugar is in the sauce)

35g

Homemade san choy bau

8g

Pad Thai

20g

Satay chicken stir-fry

7g

Pizza (tomato sauce base)

5g (per slice)

Homemade tomato sauce

1.5g

Meal combos

  1. coleslaw

40-60g (Coke is 52g)

+15g

Meal combo with water & garden salad

2g (if salad is dressed)

Subway foot long

28g

Chicken/salad wrap

2g

Coffee (iced/flavoured)

25g

 

Flat white/ latte/ cappuccino w. 1 sugar

5g

 

As marketing executives are great at their jobs, they are really good at hiding the most important information behind key words such as sugar or "lite".

Knowing how to read food labels and compare products is one of the biggest assets you have when making good food choices. (A skill you will learn on the Vision Shopping Tours!)

*Sugar dense diets have been linked to several chronic conditions such as: obesity, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and heart disease.

** Remember: try to stick to foods with natural sugars such as fresh fruit (berries, stone fruit, citrus). Daily exercise will also help to reduce the risk of chronic conditions.

 

 

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