True enough you would expect sugar to be in those sorts of foods. I have even seen sugar in things like sausages, some sour tasting condiments where you would think the LAST thing it would have in it would be sugar- not to mention what about Molasses and Caramel?? Those are in a lot of foods also ( I am not sure if they are as big a culprit but they are definitely there)
I agree with LKISINSATIABLE... this is not really about hidden sugar. Cake has sugar in it. So does soda pop. The kinds of sugars I think are important are the ones that are not reported on labels. AND many of these would be, in my opinion.
Thanks so much for this article. Boy, 6-7 percent of total calories is not much when you start looking at labels with the emphasis on sugar. I've been watching for HFCS for a long time now. I will read the labels more closely now looking for all the words that mean added sugar. I agree with many of the other posts that it would be interesting and educational to have a list of foods that don't taste sweet, or are suspect of added sugar. I know the list would be way too long to list all but a list of the more common foods would give us a starting point of type of foods to watch. Maybe--it is all foods! How depressing!
karate_kid is right, and don't forget ketchup, barbecue sauce and many salad dressings. Not to mention some marinades. All of these are examples of *hidden* sugar. Cakes and pies and soft drinks are obviously filled with sugar. Hidden means that you can't see it unless you are looking for it.
The article talks about HIDDEN sugar but the food list is all cakes and cookies. I expect sugar in these kinds of food. It would have been more helpful to list foods where I wouldn't normally think about sugar content, such as spaghetti sauce, bread, or packaged meals that don't even taste sweet.
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