16 Supposedly Healthy Foods With More Sugar Than A Snickers Bar
This list is going to break your heart and I really am sorry.
A regular-sized Snickers bar contains 27 grams of sugar (the equivalent of 7 teaspoons).
Why is this bad?
Sugar is addictive.
We definitely eat too much of it.
And, too much of any kind makes us fat.
Now let us begin with the heartbreak.
7. Burger King Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad with TENDERGRILL® Chicken: 38 grams sugar
10. Raisins (one-quarter cup): 29 grams sugar
16. Starbucks Greek Yogurt and Honey Parfait: 30 grams sugar
Where the sugar comes from: milled cane sugar, honey, barley malt syrup, cranberries, sugar, elderberry juice concentrate, sugar
"Honey is glorified sugar," says James. "It's got a health halo, but it's glorified sugar." It has the same glycemic index — meaning it affects your blood sugar in the same way, giving you a temporary spike in energy and then leaving you hungry and craving more sugar soon after — as sugar. And, while adding a small amount of honey (there are only about 9 grams of sugar in 2 teaspoons), some pre-packaged honey-and-yogurt parfaits have as much as one-quarter cup of honey (67 grams sugar). The takeaway? Make your own, so that you can control the amount of sugar you add. If you're on the go, choose a parfait that's just plain yogurt and fresh fruit, with no added sweetener. The Greek Yogurt with Berries Parfait at Starbucks has 19 grams of sugar, making it a better option.