Sugar is hiding everywhere and it’s killing us. There are foods marketed to us as healthy, low fat, 100 calorie, heart safe etc. that are loaded with sugar and many people aren’t aware. If you stay away, (completely away) from processed foods you’re probably doing alright.
Avoid high-fructose corn syrup at all costs. It’s a cheap sweetener that is used in many foods. Your body can’t digest it efficiently and over time, it can cause a host of health problems including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Where does it live? Many condiments, sauces, dressings, jams and commercially made desserts. Read the label and if you see it, buy something else.
Monitor your intake of juices. Even natural unsweetened juice is very high in natural sugar. They are empty calories that you probably don’t need. Eat the fruit instead.
Ban all soda including diet. They are a mixture of chemicals that your body doesn’t want or need. Some sodas have as much as 10 teaspoons of sugar per 12oz can.
Quit energy drinks. They are just as bad as soda.
Granola bars and cereal often have sugar as the one of the top ingredients. Again these are often packaged as being healthy so you have to read the label and know what you’re buying.