Savory Foods With Surprisingly High Sugar Content

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Cutting down on sugar is one of the best ways to put a healthy twist on your diet, but it’s easier said than done. Even if you’re avoiding sweet foods, sugar can easily sneak its way into your diet through savory foods, and these four contain a surprisingly high amount of sugar.

Salad Dressings

Salads are often hailed as the ultimate healthy food, but you can completely ruin their healthy properties by using the wrong dressing. Bottled and packaged dressings are often loaded with sugars and should be avoided at all costs.

Tomato Sauce

If ketchup happens to be your favorite condiment, make sure to pay extra attention to the labels when buying it. Many commercially produced brands of ketchup and tomato sauce are packed with sugar and you should consider making them on your own.


It’s a huge surprise to learn some of your favorite savory snacks contain hidden sugars, and that’s the case with crackers. To make sure their sugar content is not too high, try to go with a whole-wheat variety whenever possible.

Pre-made Soup

Premade soups are often packed with sodium, but that’s not their only downside. Many commercially prepared soups contain a lot of added ingredients that are best avoided, including sugar, and that’s why you should always make sure to check their labels.