3. Acai bowls
Acai bowls are colorful snacks that make a healthier swap to ice cream on hot summer days. But while they are packed with powerful antioxidants, the trouble remains in the added sugars hiding in the pre-made mixes, Lockwood explains.
They can be loaded with more than 15 grams of added sugar and that doesn’t even account for the naturals sugar from the fruit and toppings.
What to eat instead: So, if you’re craving the real thing, go for it—but just be sure to split the bowl with a friend, Lockwood suggests. “You’ll still feel full and satisfied even after dividing it up.” If you’re DIY-ing it at home, look for an acai and greens mix that contains only 4 grams of sugar per packet.