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9 healthy-sounding foods that have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut


by: Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn’t eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams.

So a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake.

But healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt and raisins actually rack up more sugar than you might think. And several options even have more than double the sugar of a Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut.

Here are 11 foods and drinks with more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut:

Quaker instant oatmeal in apple cinnamon: 12 grams, a little more sugar than one Krispy Kreme doughnut

Odwalla mango protein flavored soy protein shake: 54 grams or about 5 ½ Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Nesquik low fat chocolate milk: 24 grams, or nearly two Krispy Kreme doughnuts


One cup of Mott’s apple sauce: 26 grams or 2 ½ Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Vitaminwater: up to 32 grams of sugar or about three Krispy Kreme doughnuts


Nature Valley Aats and Honey crunchy granola bar: 12 grams or about one Krispy Kreme doughnut


Chobani blueberry Greek yogurt: 15 grams or 1 ½ Krispy Kreme doughnuts

¼ cup of Sun Maid raisins: 29 grams or three Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Bottle of Naked Juice Green Machine smoothie: 28 grams, or about three Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts


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