A healthy diet offers a balance of nutrient-rich, low-fat foods, but when you switch to healthier foods, it’s important that you don’t substitute one bad habit for another. Foods that are lower in fat can help you keep your weight down, but high sugar levels can cause a host of other health issues, including gum disease and dental caries. Make sure your new diet is genuinely healthy, and consider the five following health foods with sugar levels that can damage your teeth. Salad dressings People on healthy diets often turn to salads. Raw vegetables are fat-free and full of useful nutrients and vitamins, so it’s unsurprising that so many people use salads as a low-calorie meal substitute. To boost the flavor of these salads, many people turn to salad dressings, but even low-fat or fat-free varieties can have shockingly high levels of sugar. Certain types of dressing are higher in sugar than others. For example, dressings like Thousand Island use ketchup to boost the taste of the meal, but this innocuous sauce contains a lot of sugar. As such, go easy on any type of dressing, and look for varieties that have fewer than 2 grams of sugar per 2-tablespoon serving. Dried fruit It’s often difficult to stick to healthy snacks when chocolate bars and candy are so easy to get hold of, but many people get the sweetness boost they’re looking for with dried fruits like sultanas and raisins. These snacks are naturally high in sugar, and there’s another reason they can spell disaster for your teeth. Dried fruit snacks are sticky. As such, even when you have finished the snack, sticky particles of the fruit remain on your teeth, increasing the risk of erosion and damage, especially as it’s often difficult to remove these bits when you’re out and about. In fact, the American Dental Association warns that snacks like this rank within the foods most likely to damage your teeth. If you can’t clean your teeth after a sticky snack, try to chew sugar-free gum for a while to dislodge those sticky bits. Yogurt Health food addicts enjoy the healthy properties of fresh yogurt. This dairy product is low in fat, high in calcium and often contains healthy probiotics to boost your digestive system. Unfortunately, those benefits sometimes come at a cost. Fruit-flavored yogurts are often low in fat, but the manufacturers of these products tend to pile on the sugar. In fact, some brands contain up to seven teaspoons of sugar per container! Stick to plain yogurt that doesn’t have added sugar. You can then sweeten the yogurt more naturally with fresh chopped fruit and a drop of honey. Peanut butter Studies show that peanuts can cut...