Sugar is contained in many different mediums that may not be known to the average consumer. The most obvious sources of sugar are candy bars, soda and pastries. The truth is that almost everything that contains carbohydrates is ultimately converted into glycogen and glucose. These two elements are essentially bodily created sugars within the body. The sugars are then dispersed throughout the body and stored for organs to implement. However, when the body does not need these sugars it is slowly turned into fat. Make sure that you are eating in moderation. Even the most innocent looking foods can be abused if you eat an excess amount.
Fruit may be one of the more dangerous foods hiding under sheep’s clothing. They may seem innocuous but many people have preconceptions about the food we have grown up with. Food like spinach is misrepresented as highly nutrient-rich, when in fact watermelon has more iron content than spinach.
It is much easier to show these foods in a particular light. This infographic does a great job of showing the sugar content in everyday food items that generally appear healthy. Keep this in mind when choosing your snacks throughout the day, for some of these only appear to be healthy, while having similar sugar content as a notoriously sugar-filled item.