12 Secretly Sugary Foods That Are Sabotaging Your Diet

Fat had its day. Then carbs took over for a while. And now people are starting to realize that sugar is the real public enemy number one. There are sugars lurking in almost everything—not just the obvious diet saboteurs like cookies and candy.

Recent recommendations from the World Health Organization say we should keep our intake of added sugars (different from the naturally occurring sugars found in fruit and milk, fructose and lactose) down to less than 10% of our daily caloric intake, though they added that making that figure 5% is preferred. The American Heart Association’s current recommendation for maximum consumption is 25 grams per day for women and 36 grams for men. However, in the U.S., the average adult consumes more than double that—88 grams of sugar per day, to be exact. So if you’re not starting your morning with a basket of pastries or noshing on brownies all day, where is all that sugar coming from? Keep reading to find out what surprising sugar bombs are hiding in your diet!

Which one of these secret sugar bombs surprised you the most? Tell us which culprit you’ll be cutting back on in the comments below!