5 Types of Food That Are Surprisingly High in Sugar

Salad dressing
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Cutting down on sugar is an important step towards eating healthy, but sugar has its way of sneaking itself into your diet, whether you like it or not. Many surprising foods have pretty high sugar content, and these five fall under that category.

Salad Dressings

Salad is generally considered as one of the healthiest foods on the market, but you can ruin it with unhealthy toppings, including salad dressings loaded with hidden sugars.

Tomato Sauce

Ketchup and tomato sauce are also popular condiments that many people use on a daily basis, but you should carefully check the label before buying them because they often contain extra sugar.

Vitamin Water

Many people trying to quit soda have a habit of turning to vitamin water, sports drinks, iced teas, and similar drinks. They may be healthier than carbonated drinks, but you should keep in mind they also have pretty high sugar content.


It’s pretty surprising to find sugar in savory items, and crackers happen to be one of them. To make sure they’re as healthy as possible, look for a whole-wheat version.

Dried Fruits

Dried fruits are not as healthy as fresh ones for several reasons, and one of the most obvious differences is added sugar that many brands of dried fruit contain.