Hidden Sources of Sugar - Dr. Sokolova

May, 2014

The average American consumes 22.7 teaspoons of sugar per day

  • 22.7 tsps. of sugar equals the natural sugar contained in each of the following:

               7 red apples
               454 eggs
               1, 135 cups of rice
               27 ears of corn

  • Beef and pork bologna, 4 slices = 1.18 tsp. sugar

  • Wheat bread, 2 slices = 0.66 tsp. sugar

  • Ketchup, 3 tbsp. = 1.77 tsp. sugar

  • Oatmeal cookie, 1 cookie = 2 tsp. sugar

  • Gingersnaps, 1 cookie = 3 tsp. sugar

  • Cupcake, iced, 4 oz. = 4 tsp. sugar

  • Brownie with no icing, 1 oz. = 4 tsp. sugar

  • Fig Newtons, 1 cookies = 2 tsp. sugar

  • Glazed doughnut = 4 tsp. sugar

  • Lucky Charms cereal, 1 cup = 2.55 tsp. sugar

  • Can of cola, 12 oz. = 7.93 tsp. sugar

  • Lowfat fruit yogurt, 8 oz. = 6.16 tsp. sugar