We expect a sugar rush from the usual suspects, but added sugars lurk in many packaged and restaurant foods, even in those that don’t taste sweet. This means your daily sugar intake may be higher than you ever imagined-filling you with empty calories that spike your blood sugar, pack on pounds, and increase your risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian consumes around 23 teaspoons (92 grams) of added sugar per day. We should be eating no more than 12 teaspoons (48 grams). Here are some sneaky foods that are bringing our levels to record highs: