The 25 Sugariest Foods in America

Meet the 25 foods with more sugar than you should eat in an entire day. Are you guilty of eating any of them?
Samantha Leffler

Your grandma’s not alone. Even the U.S. government thinks you’re sweet enough.

In fact, for the first time ever, the USDA has issued guidelines recommending that Americans keep their consumption of added sugars low—to no more than 10 percent of overall calories, or about 180 calories a day for women and 200 for men.

That means 45 grams of sugar a day, tops, or about eleven teaspoons. But organizations from the American Heart Association to the World Health Organization recommend cutting that number further; they say no more than 25 grams of added sugar a day (about six sugar packets) is best for optimal health.

That’s why you need Zero Sugar Diet. In his revolutionary new diet book, David Zinczenko issues a wakeup call to Americans who are unwittingly swallowing three, four, or more times the amount of added sugars they should be daily for good health. Where are all those sugar calories coming from? Surprisingly, a lot come from foods you’d never think of as “sugary.” Here’s our list of 25 surprising foods with more sugar than the USDA allows in one day, ranked from crazy bad to insanely bad.

To lose up to a pound a day—and discover hundreds of foods with no added sugars—buy Zero Sugar Diet now.