At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we tell our to watch their sugar intake in order to prevent cavities and maintain good dental health.
If you are trying to get sugar out of your diet, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as obvious as the frosting on a piece of chocolate cake or the powdery stuff in pixie stix.
Here are some foods found in grocery stores and school cafeterias with a surprisingly high sugar content:
- Low fat versions of snack foods (Manufacturers often replace fat with sugar.)
- Salad dressing
- Breads, buns, rolls
- Spaghetti sauce
- Protein bars
- Canned soup
- Peanut butter
- Fast food meals (Hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, and salads are often loaded with sugar, not to mention the dessert items.)
- Cough drops
- Fruit smoothies (Even a small serving has a whopping amount of sugar.)
Reading the fine print on labels is a must!
Do the math: When shopping for groceries, evaluate food labels before you buy. Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. Add up all the grams of every type of sugar listed and divide by four to truly understand how much sugar an item contains.
At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we advocate and practice preventative care for lifelong dental health. Services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!
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