We all know that most foods have sugar, fruit has natural sugar and coca cola has what, 25 spoons of sugar in it? It’s no secret that most prefabricated foods have sugar. What we never thing about is all the so called healthy foods.
This week while at work, a colleague of mine mentioned that her yogurt had 15g of sugar. That’s two packs of sugar, that you can put in your coffee. In a normal, blueberry yogurt. A few days later she told us that she was on the hunt for a non-sugary yogurt and the only one she found was a soy yogurt – which if you guys are wondering, she described as having “a lot of taste”. I think she was still deciding if she likes it or not.
Yesterday I went to the supermarket and remembered the conversation. So I decided to also check the yogurts, among other foods. Every single natural yogurt I found had more than 5g of sugar, the fat-free ones have even more! Then I checked cheese and ham and even granola and all of them had an enormous amount of sugar in it! Sugar that was added to the foods, probably to preserve it more.
I was outraged! I knew that they would have some sugar, but half of the amount of the carbs in these foods were sugar! Plain sugar… How are we supposed to be healthy, when even the foods we think are healthy have sugar in them??? I eat natural yogurt, because I want to be healthier and not have as much sugar in my body and in the end I was doing the opposite without knowing it!
I will start looking at every label from now on…I have already with some things, especially snacks and such, always trying to buy things that have the most natural ingredients, with as little preservatives and E-codes as possible. But I never thought a simple yogurt could be this bad! And what bothers me even more is the fact that the soy ones that have 0% of sugar are not only way more expensive but also to some people not good (in some cases soy can make you bloated and give you skin problems). No wonder people are getting more and more diabetes!
This whole situation is outrageous because it not only means that we’re being in a way cheated, but also that it is even more difficult and expensive to be healthy and not eat sugary things! I think every one should start checking labels before buying things mindlessly just because they have a fat-free or healthy label glued onto it.
Did you know about this? How do you make sure to get healthy things?