10 Places Sugar Hides In Your Diet + How to Cut Back

Sugar lurks in the strangest places. So if you’re not careful, you may find yourself unintentionally binging on too much sweet stuff. Here are 10 offenders, plus healthier alternatives.
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Sugar lurks in the strangest places. So if you’re not careful, you may find yourself unintentionally binging on too much sweet stuff. Here are 10 offenders, plus healthier alternatives.

Sugar lurks in the strangest places (think: pasta sauce). So if you’re not careful, you may find yourself unintentionally binging on too much sweet stuff. The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to 6 teaspoons (or 24 grams) daily for women, 9 teaspoons (or 36 grams) for men. That’s half of what women and men typically down in a day. Where’s all that sugar hiding? Here are 10 offenders, plus healthier alternatives based on recommendations from Kerri-Ann Jennings, a registered dietitian and yoga teacher based in Burlington, Vermont.