The Sneaky Beast

Surprising foods that spike blood sugar.

Sugar lurks in the strangest places. So if you are not careful, you may find yourself unintentionally binging on too much sweet stuff. The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to six teaspoons (or 24 grams) daily for women, nine teaspoons (or 36 grams) for men. Sometimes a food we think is healthy has loads of sugar hidden in it. Many food products advertised as being low in fat make up for the loss in flavor that fat provides with added sugar. If your blood glucose ever spikes even though you’ve been careful in your food choices, perhaps one of these sneaky foods is the culprit:

Did you notice that there’s one easy way to avoid hidden sugars in most of the foods above? Read the label. Learn the different names of added sugars (especially high fructose corn syrup) so that you can spot and skip the sneaky foods. Or stick to foods that don’t have a label at all: the fresh, whole, and homemade foods that The Beast doesn’t want you to eat.

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