I have fallen into the trap of considering some common foods that healthy—such as yogurt, kefir, smoothies, and whole grain cereal. BUT..they can have as much sugar as is recommended for an entire day. “It’s typical for a container of yogurt to contain 24 to 30 grams of sugar,” says Kleiner. The RDA for a 1600-calorie diet is only 22 grams, or 6 teaspoons. Whole grains have no sugar, but it’s common for otherwise healthy cereals such as Kashi or granola to have between 15 and 20 grams.
Food Fix: “Think about what you want to spend your sugar budget on. A piece of fruit has about 15 grams on average, but it’s also packed with vitamins and nutrients,” says Kleiner. Opt for cereal with less than 8 grams of sugar per serving, or plain yogurt. Then toss in fruit for sweetness to get more nutritional bang for your