Sugar Alert: The 9 Worst 'Healthy' Breakfast Foods

Avoid these sugar-bombs masquerading as health food (10 Photos)

Leslie Goldman on Dec 21, 2011 at 10:15AM

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Sugar Alert: The 9 Worst 'Healthy' Breakfast Foods

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Low-Fat Frosted Strawberry Pop Tart

"Low-fat" doesn't necessarily equal "healthy." In fact, low-fat foods often boast even more sugar to help boost the flavor, Blatner says. Just look at the label: The second, third and fourth ingredients in a Low-fat Frosted Strawberry Pop Tart are sugar, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. Blatner says you can get the same fruity goodness with a slice of whole grain toast slathered with a big tablespoon of 100 percent fruit strawberry jelly – for half the sugar. "It's still warm, crunchy, and fresh out of the toaster," says Blatner. Try Polaner All Fruit 100% Fruit Spread.

Sugar equivalent: 9 Starbursts

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