9 healthy-sounding foods that have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut

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ATLANTA — American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn't eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams.

For example, a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake.

But healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt and raisins actually rack up more sugar than you might think.

Some options even have more than double the sugar of a Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut.


Here are some foods and drinks with more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut:

  • Bottle of Naked juice green machine smoothie: 53 grams or about five Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts.
  • One-fourth cup of Sun Maid raisins: 29 grams or three Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
  • Chobani blueberry Greek yogurt: 15 grams or one and a half Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
  • Nature Valley oats and honey crunchy granola bar: 11 grams or about one Krispy Kreme doughnut.
  • Vitaminwater: up to 32 grams of sugar or about three Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
  • One cup of Motts apple sauce: 22 grams or about two Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
  • Odwalla mango protein flavored soy protein shake: 47 grams or about five Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
  • Quaker instant oatmeal in apple cinnamon: 12 grams, a little more sugar than one Krispy Kreme doughnut.
  • Nesquik low fat chocolate milk: 22 grams, or about two Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

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This article was written by Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.