Soda, fruit drinks and juices, sports drinks, energy drinks, and other sugar-sweetened beverages are the No. 1 source of added sugar in American diets. A recent study found that drinking one or two sugary drinks a day raises the risk of type 2 diabetes by 26% compared with those who limit sweet drinks to just one a month.
But don't blame just the usual sweet suspects like sodas, juices, candy, cakes, and cookies. Lots of added sugars lurk in dairy desserts and products (ice cream, sweetened yogurt) and cereals.