Quiz: Which Food Is Higher in Sugar?
It's time to get sugar savvy! Can you guess which food is higher in sugar? The amount of sugar in these healthy and not-so-healthy choices might surprise you! Take our quick quiz and find out. Plus, we've got simple swaps and tips for cutting sugar.
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Doughnut vs. Canned Tomato Soup
Can you spot the sugar shocker?
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Sugar Shocker: Canned Tomato Soup
One can of condensed tomato soup packs 24 grams of sugar, while a medium doughnut clocks in at 18 grams.
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Chocolate Candy Bar vs. Dried Cranberries
Snack time! Which is higher in sugar?
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Sugar Shocker: Dried Cranberries
A cup of sweetened dried cranberries boasts a whopping 72 grams of sugar! That's as much as 3-1/2 milk chocolate bars!
Healthy Swap: Fresh Fruit
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Ice Cream vs. Ketchup
Sweet or savory? Which is the sugar shocker?
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Sugar Shocker: Ketchup
Don't pass the ketchup! Cup vs. cup, ketchup has 21 more grams of sugar than vanilla ice cream.
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Canned Pineapple vs. Chocolate Chip Cookie
This choice is obvious, right?
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Sugar Shocker: Canned Pineapple
Not so fast! Packed in heavy syrup equals loaded with sugar! One cup of canned pineapple in heavy syrup has 43 grams of sugar, compared with 15 grams for a large chocolate chip cookie.
Healthy Swap: Fresh Pineapple or canned pineapple packed in water.
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Peanuts vs. Peanut Butter
Creamy or crunchy? Which is the sugar shocker?
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Sugar Shocker: Peanut Butter
Don't go nuts for peanut butter. One cup contains 18 more grams of sugar than a cup of raw peanuts.
Healthy Swap: Natural Nut Butters
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Fruit Smoothie vs. Cupcake
Of course the cupcake is higher in sugar, right?
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Sugar Shocker: Fruit Smoothie
Yikes! A 20-ounce commercial fruit smoothie packs 85 grams of sugar. That's more sugar than soda, candy, and this cupcake (37 grams).
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Skim Milk vs. White Wine
Which drink is higher in sugar?
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Sugar Shocker: Skim Milk
Not all sugar is bad! A cup of skim milk contains 12 grams of sugar plus vitamins A and D. White wine weighs in at just 1 gram of sugar per glass.
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Coleslaw vs. Baked Beans
Potluck party foul: Which dish is a sugar shocker?
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Sugar Shocker: It's a Tie!
Both dishes have about 15 grams of sugar. A one-cup serving is equivalent to a small doughnut.
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Gummy Worms vs. Raisins
Sweet snacks: Which has more sugar?
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Sugar Shocker: Raisins
Shockingly enough, a cup of packed raisins has more sugar than any other item in the quiz with 98 grams. Steer clear of the candy -- it, too, has over 90 grams per cup.
Healthy Swap: Fresh Grapes
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Soda vs. Grape Juice
Drink disaster! Which is higher in sugar?
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Sugar Shocker: Grape Juice
One cup of grape juice will have you sipping 36 grams of sugar compared with 22 grams in 8 ounces of soda.
Healthy Swap: Skip both sugary drinks or cut your juice with water.
Next Slideshow Low-Sugar Desserts
Low-Sugar DessertsStaying healthy doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Enjoy all your favorite indulgences -- crispy apricot balls, creamy lime cheesecake bars, sweet frozen treats, and more -- all for 10 grams of sugar or less. Taking advantage of naturally sweet ingredients means less added sugar in your diet while still enjoying dessert recipes.Begin Slideshow »