Foods high in sugar can cause very dangerous health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, obesity and cancer. Experts say that sugar can be found in natural sources, such as those found in fruits and vegetable, and artificial sources like processed food and drinks.
Sugar can further be classified into monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides. Among the three the latter is the most uncommon. Monosaccharides are often referred to as simple sugar like glucose and fructose. Sucrose on the one hand is an example of disaccharides. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for sugar is 27 g for women and 37 g for men. The two common types can be found in most products that we eat. Here is a list of foods that have a high sugar content.
1. Carbonated Drinks
Soft drinks are always sold together with common fast food products such as burgers, chicken nuggets and fries. One can of soft drinks contains 39 g of sugar which is roughly equal to the sugar content of a medium sized orange. If you want to lose weight, you should totally skip drinking your favorite brand of carbonated drink. Switch to drinking water instead!