If you think a doughnut is one of the most sugar-laden breakfast choices you could make, you’d be wrong.
This isn’t to say a doughnut is ever a nutritious choice. While delicious, it’s filled with empty calories and provides you with virtually none of the vitamins and nutrients that will keep you alive, whereas something like a banana is a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin B-6.
But, shockingly, a banana has more sugar than a doughnut.
Now, don’t stop eating bananas just yet. Sugars from fresh fruits and milk aren’t as warned against as “free sugars,” a term that refers to added sugar, as well as sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates.
Here’s the rundown:
Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Donut: 260 calories, 12g sugar
Dunkin’ Donuts Hot Coffee with Cream and Sugar, Extra Large: 320 calories, 44g sugar
Starbucks Chai Latte with 2% Milk, Tall: 240 calories, 32g sugar
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran: 190 calories, 18g sugar
Silk Vanilla Almond Milk (80): 80 calories, 13g sugar
Noosa Blueberry Yogurt: 280 calories, 31g sugar
Nature Valley Cranberry Almond Protein Granola: 210 calories, 14g sugar
Panera Cinnamon Crunch Bagel: 380 calories, 32g sugar
Liquiteria Mean Green Acai Bowl: 620 calories, 54g sugar
Jamba Juice Aloha Pineapple Smoothie, Small: 310 calories, 67g sugar
Banana: 105 calories, 14g sugar
Panera Blueberry Muffin with Fresh Blueberries: 460 calories, 40g sugar
Tropicana Original Orange Juice: 110 calories, 22g sugar