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Obviously sugar is the magical ingredient in sweets and desserts. But it's also — not as obviously — the magical ingredient in a lot of other stuff, too.

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Which is how Americans end up eating a lot of it — about 20 teaspoons (or 48 grams) per day.

The thing is though, as BuzzFeed Health has reported, because sugar is associated with heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, the American Heart Association recommends limiting your daily added sugar intake to 24–36 grams per day (which is 6–9 teaspoons). Added sugar is sugar that's added to food during processing or preparation, as opposed to the sugar that is naturally found in fruit and dairy.

So, test your knowledge on how much sugar is in stuff we eat every day. And btw, some of these items have natural and added sugar; we noted that each time.

  1. 1. How much sugar does Kellogg's Smart Start cereal have per serving?

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    2 grams
    4 grams
    10 grams
    14 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    14 grams

    Smart Start Original Antioxidants has 14g of sugar per cup. Hey, it's not called Smartest Start!

  2. 2. And how much sugar do Froot Loops have per one-cup serving?

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    4 grams
    10 grams
    16 grams
    22 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    10g

    One cup of Froot Loops has 10 grams of sugar. FYI: Froot Loops also has less sodium and the same amount of fiber as Smart Start (but 2 grams less protein).

  3. 3. How much sugar does Tropicana OJ have per cup?

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    22 grams
    27 grams
    32 grams
    37 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    22 grams

    One cup of Tropicana has 22 grams sugar. Keep in mind that this is sugar naturally found in oranges themselves — Tropicana doesn't list any additional sugars as ingredients. That said, even juice with no added sugar is probably not as beneficial health-wise as eating whole fruit since you get the sugar, but not the fiber. You also don't get many of the vitamins and nutrients found in fruit's skin and seeds.

    22 grams
  4. 4. French Vanilla Coffee-Mate coffee creamer has 5 grams sugar per serving. How much is one serving?

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    1/2 teaspoon
    1 teaspoon
    1.5 tablespoon
    1 tablespoon
    1.5 tablespoon
    2 tablespoon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1 tablespoon

    Coffee-Mate's French Vanilla creamer has 5 grams sugar per tablespoon.

    1 tablespoon
    Via amzn.to
  5. 5. How much sugar is in one 6-ounce container of Yoplait Original Cherry Orchard yogurt?

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    6 grams
    12 grams
    18 grams
    24 grams
    30 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    18 grams

    One container of Yoplait Original Cherry Orchard Yogurt has 18 grams of sugar. Keep in mind that some of it comes from sugar that is naturally occurring in dairy and fruit (although sugar is the second ingredient in this product, right after milk).

    18 grams
    Via yoplait.com
  6. 6. And how about the sugar in one 5.3-ounce container of Fage Total 2% Blueberry Split Cup Greek yogurt?

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    4 grams
    8 grams
    12 grams
    16 grams
    20 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    16 grams

    One Fage Total 2% Blueberry Split Cup has 16 grams of sugar. That said, if you're choosing a flavored yogurt to tide you over, this might be a better choice than Yoplait because it has three times the protein (12 grams vs. Yoplait's 6 grams).

  7. 7. How much sugar is in one serving (two tablespoons) of Kraft Lite French Style dressing?

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    Less than 1 grams
    2 grams
    3 grams
    4 grams
    5 grams
    6 grams
    7 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    6 grams

    Kraft Lite French Style has 6 grams of sugar per 2-tablespoon serving. I don't know about you, but the last time I used only 2 tablespoons of dressing was...never.

  8. 8. How many grams of sugar are in one half-cup serving of each sauce?

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    Heart Smart: 5 grams / Regular: 8 grams
    Heart Smart: 8 grams / Regular: 5 grams
    Heart Smart: 5 grams / Regular: 5 grams
    Heart Smart: 8 grams / Regular: 8 grams
    Heart Smart: 10 grams / Regular: 10 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Heart Smart: 10 grams / Regular: 10 grams

    Prego Traditional Heart Smart and Prego Traditional each have 10 grams of sugar per 1/2 cup. Besides their sodium content (Heart Smart has 360 milligrams, regular has 480 milligrams), they're otherwise identical.

  9. 9. Nutrigrain Harvest Country Strawberry Breakfast Bars have 15 grams sugar per serving. How many bars are in a serving?

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    1/2 bar
    1
    2 bars
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1 bar

    One serving of Nutrigrain Harvest Country Strawberry Breakfast Bars is one bar.

  10. 10. How many grams of sugar are in a 16-ounce bottle of Snapple Lemon Tea?

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    6 grams
    16 grams
    26 grams
    36 grams
    46 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    36 grams

    One 16-ounce bottle of Snapple Lemon Tea has 36 grams sugar. First ingredient: water. Second ingredient: sugar. FOURTH ingredient (out of five total): tea.

    36 grams
    Via snapple.com
  11. 11. One serving of DiGiorno Rising Crust Spicy Chicken Supreme pizza has 5 grams sugar. How much is one serving?

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    1/8 of the pizza
    1/6 of the pizza
    1/4 of the pizza
    1/2 of the pizza
    3/4 of the pizza
    1 pizza
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1/6 of the pizza

    One-sixth of the pizza is a single serving. But I think we can all agree that one whole pizza is a more realistic serving size.

  12. 12. How much sugar does a Sausage McGriddle from McDonald's have?

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    5 grams
    10 grams
    15 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    15 grams

    A McDonald's Sausage McGriddle has 15 grams sugar.

  13. 13. What size whole milk vanilla latte from Starbucks has 35 grams sugar?

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    Short (8 ounces)
    Tall (12 ounces)
    Grande (16 ounces)
    Venti (20 ounces)
    Trenta (30 ounces)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Grande (16 ounces)

    A Starbucks grande vanilla latte has 35 grams sugar. There is some naturally occurring sugar in the milk but since a grande latte with no flavor (and therefore no added sugar) has 18 grams sugar, we can probably assume that 17 grams of that sugar in the grande vanilla latte are added.

    Grande (16 ounces)
    Via starbucks.com
  14. 14. How many grams of sugar are in a slice of Arnold Whole Grains Healthy Multi-Grain Bread

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    1 grams
    2 grams
    3 grams
    4 grams
    5 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    3g grams

    One slice of Arnold Whole Grains Healthy Multi-Grain Bread has 3 grams sugar. Sugar is the third ingredient in this bread (after whole wheat flour and water).

  15. 15. How many grams of sugar are in a whole grain bagel from Panera?

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    0g grams
    1 grams
    2 grams
    3 grams
    4 grams
    5 grams
    6 grams
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    5 grams

    A whole grain bagel from Panera has 5 grams sugar. When you consider the fact that their cinnamon crunch bagel has 32 grams of sugar, it doesn't really seem too shabby.

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  1. Which of these foods had a sugar content that most surprised you?

    Smart Start
    Orange juice
    Cherry (non-Greek) yogurt
    Greek yogurt
    Breakfast bars
    Pasta sauce
    Whole grain bread
    Vanilla latte
    McGriddle
    Frozen pizza
    Froot Loops
    Creamer
    Salad dressing
    Snapple
    Bagel
    I wasn't surprised by any of it. This isn't my first rodeo.
    I was surprised that certain items had less sugar than I'd assumed.
    I was SHOCKED by every single item.

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    I wasn't surprised by any of it. This isn't my first rodeo.
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    I was surprised that certain items had less sugar than I'd assumed.
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    I was SHOCKED by every single item.
  1. Now that you know how much sugar is in stuff and what the AHA recommends, will you make any changes to your diet?

    LOL no. Sugar 4ever. YOLO.
    I might make some small changes or cut out stuff I can live without.
    Yes; I didn't realize how much sugar I was eating.
    I don't eat that many foods that have added sugar, so I feel fine about it.
    Mind your own business?

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    LOL no. Sugar 4ever. YOLO.
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    I might make some small changes or cut out stuff I can live without.
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    I don't eat that many foods that have added sugar, so I feel fine about it.
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    Mind your own business?

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