AHAHA: So-called ‘health’ foods contain up to 5X the amount of sugar found in a Krispy Kreme doughnut

Published on September 16, 2013

Packaged vegetable juice, yogurt and Vitamin Water contain up to five times as much sugar as a Krispy Kreme doughnut, an eye-opening new study has revealed.

Health conscious consumers are likely to shun the sweet treats but Credit Suisse discovered some seemingly healthier options are actually more sugar-laden than the deep fried rings.

Of a list of 15 foods—some healthier than others— the delicious doughnut, which contains 10 grams of sugar, is actually the least sweet. Above it are some surprising products with shocking amounts of sugar. 

Sweet: Golden brown and irresistible Krispy Kreme doughnuts are a sugary treat probably best eaten in moderation. But other products that seem like healthy alternatives can actually contain far more sugar.

Near the top is a salad from California Pizza Kitchen that contains a hard to swallow 45 grams—or four and a half doughnuts worth—of sugar.

Odwalla Superfood juice has even more—just 12 ounces of the fruit-based smoothie contains 50 grams of sugar. That is the equivalent of a shocking five Krispy Kremes.

Even a bottle of Vitamin Water, despite its healthy-sounding name, contains 33 grams of sugar per 20 ounce bottle, or 3.3 Krispy Kremes.

Other beverages on the list include 8oz of Tropicana orange juice, which clocks in at over twice the sugar of a Krispy Kreme with 22 grams.

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