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Suspect foods – read the labels.


Many condiments and sauces are filled with sweeteners. This includes ketchup, barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, mayonnaise (varying by brand), tartar sauce, and many others.


The most widely-sold brands of peanut butter add considerable amounts of sweeteners (most “natural” brands do not).


Widely-sold brands of pasta sauce often contain several teaspoons-worth of sugar per jar.


Bottled salad dressings are often surprisingly sweet.


Many processed meats and bacons contain sweetening.


Most ready-to-eat breakfast cereals are significantly sweetened.


Bread and rolls, in fact, all bread products, run the risk of sweetening.


The bottom line: nearly any prepared food product can have significant sweetening. Read both the ingredients list and the nutritional table.




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