How much sugar has been added to your yogurt, cereal, smoothie, or gelato? Check the Nutrition Facts labels. Nearly all now list “added sugars.”

At restaurants, on the other hand, added sugars are still a guessing game. Chains have to disclose only total sugars, which include the naturally occurring sugars in fruit and milk.

To their credit, Smoothie King and Dunkin’ also give numbers for added sugars. Starbucks? Jamba Juice? The Cheesecake Factory? Most others? Radio silence.

Nutrition Facts labels list sugar in grams. Our chart uses teaspoons. A teaspoon has roughly 4 grams of sugar, so the Daily Value (50 grams) translates into 12 teaspoons of added sugars per day.

An expert panel now recommends just 7 teaspoons (30 grams) a day. Click here to download a chart of how much added sugars are in popular food items. Unsweetened iced tea, anyone?

This food's 10 grams of added sugars is 20% of the Daily Value (50 grams). A 30-gram limit would be even better.
This food’s 10 grams of added sugars is 20% of the Daily Value (50 grams). A 30-gram limit would be even better.

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