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Old 09-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut | Mother Jones


Sobering. Takes the guilt out of donuts.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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I'd rather have the donut than most of those listed anyway.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Interesting.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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While those other foods may contain more sugar. That doesn't speak to how many calories each has in comparison to the KKs.
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Yikes

Luna bars are my go-to golf course snack!! Love em!
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Yikes

Luna bars are my go-to golf course snack!! Love em!
I was eating Luna Bars as my morning snack at work, they were so portable!

Then I started checking my blood sugar because I was feeling like it was going high. They were spiking me 100 over my normal reads when I had a piece of fruit and peanut butter.
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They aren't comparing apples to apples.

A Starbucks Grande Latte is 16 oz. If it was all milk, it would have 5 grams of sugars. 17 grams of sugar means there are 3 teaspoons of sugar added to that Latte.

Both the Subway sandwich and the California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Salad have to weigh a lot more than 1 Krispy Kreme Donut (52 gr on average). They also have a whole lot of healthy looking ingredients, full of vitamins and other nutrients. They will be much, much more filling.

I'll admit the vitamin water was quite a surprise.
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They aren't comparing apples to apples.

A Starbucks Grande Latte is 16 oz. If it was all milk, it would have 5 grams of sugars. 17 grams of sugar means there are 3 teaspoons of sugar added to that Latte.

Both the Subway sandwich and the California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Salad have to weigh a lot more than 1 Krispy Kreme Donut (52 gr on average). They also have a whole lot of healthy looking ingredients, full of vitamins and other nutrients. They will be much, much more filling.

I'll admit the vitamin water was quite a surprise.
Of course they're not comparing apples to apples. They're comparing single portions of different foods to donuts. It underlines the hidden dangers in foods that have the appearance of being healthful.
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Of course they're not comparing apples to apples. They're comparing single portions of different foods to donuts. It underlines the hidden dangers in foods that have the appearance of being healthful.
Some of those servings really are not comparable. E.g., the Subway sandwich and the salad. If I am hungry enough to eat one of those, one Krispy Kreme doughnut isn't going to be enough.

The cupcake, the Luna Bar, and the yogourt seem like a fair comparisons.

I'm all in favour of pointing out hidden dangers in foods, especially the ones that seem healthy. There is probably a lot of fat and salt in the Subway sandwich and the salad.

And that vitamin water - why does it have any sugar?
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I think they should have compared the doughnuts to some of those sugar loaded packaged breakfast cereals
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