Is sugar the ‘ultimate evil’? Or, is there worse?

Sugar has become a super-villain of sorts. Even the substitutes it has spawned can cause weight gain, brain tumors, bladder cancer, and many other health problems.

Why are we still eating so much of the pernicious substance?

Scientific evidence of its addictive quality for humans is still lacking, but what we know for sure is that thanks to the food industry, sugar has been sneaking up on consumers where they might least expect it.

Scientists in the Netherlands have pushed the conversation for legislative solutions; they recently proved that more taxes on sodas reduce sugar consumption without inclining customers to buy other unhealthy foods.

So here’s our bit of contribution to the battle: We’ve listed 10 foods that exceed the 10 grams of sugar in a classic Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut. They differ in nutritional contents, of course (keep in mind that a glazed doughnut also has 11 grams of fat). But if you’re cutting back, it’s good to know how these stack up:

Pomegranate Blueberry Juice
32 grams sugar

Yoplait Blackberry Yogurt
26 grams sugar

Campbell’s Classic Tomato Soup
20 grams sugar

Trail Mix Fruit & Nut Granola Bar
13 grams sugar

Coca-Cola Classic
26.4 grams sugar

Kellogg’s Froot Loops
12 grams sugar

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino
64 grams sugar

Mushroom Italian Pasta Sauce
11 grams sugar

Kraft French Style Fat Free Dressing
42 grams sugar

Peach Tea
39 grams sugar

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