We counsel our dental patients at Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA to watch their sugar intake to prevent cavities and other health troubles.
If you are trying to de-sugar your diet, you are probably skipping the usual suspects: candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as conspicuous as jelly beans, or the frosting on a piece of chocolate cake.
Here are some foods found in grocery stores and school cafeterias with a surprisingly high sugar content:
Low fat versions of snack foods (Manufacturers often replace fat with sugar.)
Breads, buns, rolls
Fast food meals (Hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, and salads are often loaded with sugar, not to mention the dessert items.)
Fruit smoothies (Even a small serving has a whopping amount of sugar.)
When shopping at markets or health food stores, carefully assess food labels before you buy. Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. Add up all the grams of every type of sugar listed and divide by four to truly comprehend how much sugar an item contains.
At Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA, we advocate and practice preventative care for lifelong dental health. Our services include restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!