These foods listed below often have added sugar. Reading labels will be critical when shopping for your favorite condiments or store bought goods. One trend I have noticed is most products that are labeled “low-fat” have added sugar. Luckily, there are more food companies than ever that are answering the call to create more healthy products. For example, I counted over 10 different brands of ketchup at Sprouts the other day. Many of them were sugar free. Keep in mind the goal of this challenge is to eat foods with no added sugar. Natural sugars found in potatoes and fruit are 100% okay.
Yogurt- search out full-fat Greek yogurt with no added sugar
BBQ Sauce- I’m not sure, does anyone out there use BBQ sauce in California??
Fruit Juice- some commercial brands add sugar to their juices to increase taste. I have always been an advocate of juicing your own juices or going to a store that juices for you fresh on the spot
Spaghetti Sauce- it’s actually pretty shocking how many brands add sugar to their products. If you are eating pasta in a restaurant, it is also highly likely they add sugar to their pasta sauce
Granola- I would recommend finding a grain-free granola with no added sugar if you use granola
Flavored Coffees- the flavor added to coffee has to come from somewhere. And I bet you guessed right, it comes from sugar
Protein Bars- food bars are often times sneaky sugar carriers. Check labels and make sure some of your go-to’s are sugar free
Canned Fruit- canned fruit should only be used in an emergency. Such as a natural disaster where you are stuck in your home for days
Breakfast Cereal- one of the biggest travesties in breakfast history was when it became the norm to eat a bowl of sugary grains bathed in processed milk. Eating most cereal is like eating dessert. Avoid it in general and in this challenge
Condiments and Sauces: check labels on any sauces you buy. Anything from hot sauce to mayo.
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