5 High-Sugar Foods to Avoid When Trying to Lose Weight

by Atika Lim
WEIGHT LOSS  |  April 20, 2017
  • Steer clear of these surprising sugary foods
    1 / 6 Steer clear of these surprising sugary foods

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    Fact: A particular type of food can still be laden with sugar even if it doesn’t taste distinctively sweet. Here are five common culprits.

    (Also Read: 11 Things About Weight Loss to Stop Believing)

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  • Sauces
    2 / 6 Sauces

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    Plenty of sauces contain extra sugar and preservatives that can easily add on the calories.

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  • Fruit juices
    3 / 6 Fruit juices

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    While fruit juices might sound healthy, truth is, when you’re juicing a fruit, you’re getting more of its natural sugars than actual fibres that could help your diet.

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  • Yogurt
    4 / 6 Yogurt

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    The flavoured variety contain plenty of added sugar to make up for the sour taste of natural yogurt. It’s best to go for Greek yogurt instead.

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  • Canned soups
    5 / 6 Canned soups

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    Some soups contain added sugar to counter the tart taste of natural ingredients. A perfect example is tomato soup. Most tomato soups have added sugar in them to bring out the earthy taste.

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  • Dried fruit
    6 / 6 Dried fruit

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    As best you can always, opt for fresh fruit. While dried fruit is a great alternative to other sweet snacks, they tend to contact a lot more sugar and have preservatives that extend their shelf life.

    (Also Read: 10 Simple Food Swops to Get Healthier & Lose Weight)

    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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