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Cut down on sneaky sugar in your diet

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The US Dietary Guidelines recommend sugar be no more than 10 percent of our daily intake. (Shutterstock.com)

The US Dietary Guidelines recommend sugar be no more than 10 percent of our daily intake. Easier said than done for most of us, which is why reading a nutrition label while we're grocery shopping is so important. Sugar sneaks up on us, and here are a few examples.

Unless you're eating plain yogurt, the chances of your flavored yogurt choice being high sugar are very likely. One Greek yogurt brand we tried had 29 grams of sugar. We found a better choice, though. The Dreaming Cow Honey Pear only has 12 grams of sugar.

Tomato sauce is another sneaky spot to find high sugar. Most marinara sauces have about seven to 12 grams of sugar. However, in the healthy food aisle, you can find brands like the Organic Bello Marinara. This sauce only has two grams of sugar.

Finally, choose your breads wisely! While most of us think 100 percent Whole Wheat bread is the best choice, most have about four grams of sugar. Instead, go to the freezer part of the healthy food section, and choose Ezekiel bread. One slice has zero grams of sugar.

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