Named and shamed - the foods you might think are healthy, but contain stacks of sugar

These are the 12 foods which we would usually consider healthy but contain stacks of potentially harmful sugar

British favourites such as baked beans and tomato ketchup have been named and shamed on a list of foods that are surprisingly high in sugar.

Researchers from health and fitness site Vivotion.com have revealed 12 foods and drinks that have a shocking sugar content. Consuming above the recommended daily limit of sugar can contribute to weight gain and could mean facing a higher risk of anything from cancer, heart disease and diabetes to depression and even acne.

Bottled Smoothies - Homemade smoothies are a true super food, but some commercially produced smoothies can contain stacks of added sugar, syrup, fruit juice from concentrate or ice cream.
Bottled Smoothies - Homemade smoothies are a true super food, but some commercially produced smoothies can contain stacks of added sugar, syrup, fruit juice from concentrate or ice cream.
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Ready Meals - Healthier ready meals are now more widely available containing less fat and smaller portion sizes, but many have increased levels of sugar to substitute for the flavour.
Ready Meals - Healthier ready meals are now more widely available containing less fat and smaller portion sizes, but many have increased levels of sugar to substitute for the flavour.
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Baked Beans - Despite being a savoury favourite perfect with toast, some sauces that coat tinned baked beans can be loaded with sugar to mask a lack flavour.
Baked Beans - Despite being a savoury favourite perfect with toast, some sauces that coat tinned baked beans can be loaded with sugar to mask a lack flavour.
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Breakfast Cereals - Granola is sold as a low fat, healthy breakfast and oats but theyre usually mixed with nuts, honey or other sugary additions.
Breakfast Cereals - Granola is sold as a low fat, healthy breakfast and oats but theyre usually mixed with nuts, honey or other sugary additions.
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