With the exception of the occasional cookie or candy binge, you might think you have fairly healthy eating habits—but there’s more to a well-balanced diet than just counting calories or avoiding fatty foods. Sugar lurks in much less-obvious places than your kid’s leftover birthday cake. But most of the “healthy” go-tos listed below are packed with more sugar than a Twinkie.
Salad itself may be good for you, as long as it’s stuffed with a variety of veggies, but it’s what you drizzle on top that adds a surplus of sugar. And the seemingly healthy “low-fat” option is often the worst choice,as the fat that gets cut out is often replaced with sugar. So, a two-tablespoon serving of Italian dressing has 2 grams and thousand island and fat-free French have a whopping 6 grams of sugar.