May 27, 2014 03:39 PM


Ali Rosen is the host and founder of Potluck Video, a food and drink website that takes you behind the culinary scene with celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, producers, mixologists and more.

Sugar, sugar! When author and Australian television host Sarah Wilson decided to completely cut sugar from her diet, she was so inspired by the experience that she knew she had to write every crazy, surprising, positive and negative aspect down.

And in her book I Quit Sugar, Wilson uncovered some not-so-sweet numbers: Many of your favorite foods are packed with shocking amounts of hidden sugars. The American Heart Association recommends eating no more than 6 to 9 teaspoons of sugar a day, but many packaged foods have that much (and more) in one meal or snack.

Wilson believes the biggest culprits are seemingly “healthy” foods, including low-fat yogurts, fruit juices, breakfast bars and adult cereals.

To hear her surprising findings — and to learn great, simple ways to cut sugar out of your diet — watch the video below!

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