7. Dried fruit
Raisins, dates, prunes and dried apricots — exactly how unhealthy are they for you, compared to regular fruits?
Experts say dried fruit can actually contain more fiber, vitamins and minerals than fresh fruit, but they also tend to be high in sugar. For example, one box of Sun-Maid California Sun-Dried raisins has 18 grams of sugar.
Avoid “candied fruit” or dried fruit with added sugars at all costs and read the fine print. The ingredients list on the back will usually tell you if they include extra sugar.
Ocean Spray’s Craisins, which are dusted in cane sugar, have 29 grams of sugar in total for every quarter-cup serving.
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