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7 “Healthy” Foods That Have More Sugar Than a Candy Bar

It might surprise you to know that some foods people regard as “healthy” are crammed so full of sugar, they are pretty much as bad as a Snickers as far as your pancreas and waistline are concerned. Here are just a few (7 to be exact):

The Huffington Post recently outed several foods that are so high in sugar, you may as well be eating a candy bar. Dr Mercola took this information and improved on it and then I got a hold of it and tweaked it even further:

  • Yogurt: Most commercial yogurt is crammed with sugar – as in, over 30 grams per each little 6 ounce cup! This, along with the fact that commercial yogurt is pasteurized (and some also contains artificial colors and flavors), is why you should walk right on by the yogurt section at your supermarket. Watch out too, for “light” yogurt brands that boast less sugar due to toxic artificial sweeteners.

On the other hand, yogurt that is made from raw organic milk and which you eat either plain or only minimally sweetened with some berries or liquid stevia, is a true health food. This is something you can easily do at home and use the healthiest raw ingredients, including organic grass-fed raw milk as the starter.

I have my own yogurt maker and it’s super easy. Then I put it through a (more…)