According to PaleoMom, sugar is not helping us to maintain the right levels of Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin C. So when you’re loading your salad up with sugary dressing, or including a yogurt with high levels of high fructose corn syrup in your breakfast, you may actually be doing more harm than good.
These are common foods we eat when we think we’re eating healthy, but depending on the way they are made, they can have a lot of sugar. And besides depleting our body of nutrients, sugar has a whole host of other side effects that give us all reason enough to stay away from it as often as we can.
You wouldn’t sprinkle sugar on your greens, so why load it up with sweet dressing? 6-7 grams of sugar per serving is pretty standard. Seek out salad dressings with 0 to 2 grams of sugar per serving, or make your own to ensure that you’re getting the most vitamins and minerals from your greens!
If yogurt is part of your morning breakfast spread, then you’ve got a sugar bomb waiting to explode. Flavored and “fruit” yogurts contain more sugar than fruit and can negate your healthy goals — they have as much as 16 to 28 grams of sugar (that’s four-to-seven teaspoons!) in each serving.
Those zoodles you made look great – don’t ruin their nutritional benefits by drowning them in sugary sauces. Make sure your sauce says “no sugar added” or make your own!
Anything savory can’t have sugar in it – right? Wrong. Sugar is added as a preservative to many canned soups to extend their shelf life — and you can find up to 15 grams of sugar per 1.5 cups in certain varieties, so check labels carefully before you buy.