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6 Healthy Foods That Sabotage Your Diet

15th Sep 2015

Think you're eating healthy? You may be sabotaging your diet and healthy eating plans with these "healthy" foods that aren't as healthy as you think! These 6 "healthy" foods have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme donut.

Original Yoplait Yogurt

Original Yoplait YogurtA 4-oz. container of Original Yoplait has 33g of carbohydrates, 27 of which are from sugar. That's 17g more than a Krispy Kreme glazed donut! Do acknowledge however, that with the yogurt you're also getting a healthy dose of calcium and potassium.

Luna Bar

Luna nutrition bars are marketed to health-conscious women, but they have a relatively high sugar content, usually 11-15g. That's on par with the 10g of sugar in a Krispy Kreme donut. On a positive note, however, these bars also contain a healthy dose of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. 


Depending on who makes them, fruit smoothies are a great way to get vitamins and servings of fruit. While a 16-oz. Jamba Juice Orange Dream Machine has 15g of protein, it also contains a whopping 73g of sugar.


Whole grains are an essential part of your diet, providing long-lasting energy. But always be sure to read the label when selecting granola to check the sugar content. A half-cup of Quaker 100 percent Natural Granola with oats and honey has 13g of sugar. Since many people don't measure cereal exactly, that amount could easily double depending on your portion size. 

Tropicana OJ

Orange juice is a great source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that your body can't store, but OJ is also high in sugar. Not-from-concentrate varieties are the worst culprits. A 10-oz. glass of Tropicana orange juice has a shocking 26g of sugar! 

Sports Drinks

Sports drinks, such as Gatorade, are a great thirst-quencher for athletes who burn a lot of calories and need to replenish their electrolytes. However, a 20-ounce bottle of original Gatorade contains 34g of carbs, all of which are sugars. If you're trying to keep your sugar intake down and lose weight, hydrate yourself with good old fashioned water instead.