How Much Sugar Is In The Healthy Food You’re Eating?

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How Much Sugar Is In The Healthy Food You’re Eating?

Do you know how much sugar is in the healthy food that you’re eating?

It’s probably much more than you think.

“There is often loads of sugar in healthy food, or at least food that we’re told is healthy.”                

But just because a product label claims to be “healthy”, “organic” or “natural”, it doesn’t mean it’s actually good for you. 

Terms like healthy and natural are not strictly regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which makes it easy for shoppers to be misled. In fact, often the least healthy foods make the grandest number of claims.

Take a box of Kellog’s Raisin Bran for example. The bright packaging is covered with claims such as: heart healthy, a good source of fiber, made with whole grains, rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, made with real fruit…

But the proof is in the pudding, and this cereal has 17g of sugar per single serve. (Pudding indeed!)

And cereal isn’t the only offender. Many products carrying the “healthy” label are loaded with added sugar.

Today’s video is for you if you’ve been trying to:

  • Eat better
  • Sleep better
  • Have more energy
  • Reduce mood swings
  • Reduce belly bloat
  • Lose weight
  • Cut the cravings

Why? Because reducing your sugar consumption will help you get there. But in order to reduce how much sugar you’re eating you first need to know exactly where the sweet stuff is lurking in your fridge and pantry, how to find it, and what to choose instead.

In the video below I’m chatting with you about:

  1. How to read nutritional labels and ingredients lists to find out how much sugar a product contains
  2. Highlighting some of the main sweet offenders
  3. And to wrap up I’ll show you how to swap these products for healthier alternatives

Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear from you.

What healthy food swap will you be making this week, to reduce your overall sugar consumption?

Join in the discussion by leaving a comment below.

And download your “swap-this-for-that” cheat sheet by clicking here.

Just to recap, here’s your task for today:

  • Set aside 15 minutes to read the nutritional labels and ingredients list on the packaged food in your fridge and pantry.
  • Discard anything that you find from the “high offender” list, and make a note to buy the low sugar alternative at the store tomorrow.

Thank you so much for joining me here on Jennifer Dene Wellness. Together we can create a bright, healthy and purpose-filled future for ourselves, and the women that come after us.

With love,

JDW Signature

P.S. Sad to think about breaking up with cereal? Don’t be! Make my low sugar bircher muesli recipe instead >>>


4 thoughts on “How Much Sugar Is In The Healthy Food You’re Eating?

  1. Jennifer! This information needs to be shared with everyone who is misguided by packaging labels. I am one of those who goes to the “healthy eating” section of a market, thinking that what I’m eating is good for me. I never bother to read the labels, but I will now!

    1. It is so deceiving Suzanne, right down to the color of the packaging – apparently green packaging makes us think that whatever is inside is healthy! But you’d never see a nutritional label on a head of broccoli 🙂 I’m glad this was helfpul; feel free to ask any questions that you might have as you begin your new label-reading habit. XO

  2. Thanks very much for this wonderful and very helpful info. I,ve been trying very hard these past few weeks to reduce my sugar intake, which is very difficult as I have a sweet tooth, but must admit that I do feel better and have far less cravings. You are so beautiful! Thanks for the guide also. Warm greetings from Cape Town, South Africa x

    1. You’re so welcome Marinda, and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Keep up with the sugar reduction, taking it a little at a time, and making sure you’re eating plenty of veggies, protein, whole grains and healthy fats (the better the nutrition the fewer cravings). As a new mum to a 9-week old baby I can attest to fatigue being a major contributor to cravings for sweet, so also try to get 8 hours of sleep and stay well hydrated. Please keep me updated on your progress!

      Jennifer XO

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