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8 Low-Carb Myths That Are Killing Your Chances at a Six Pack

We tend to think bread = carbs, but many other unexpected foods pack just as many grams of 'em. Watch out for these ones.
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Mangoes

One fruit has 50 grams of carbs. That said, half of one also packs an entire day's supply of Vitamin C.

Soda

The sugar in soda gets a bad rap, but the carb count is just as bad: One can of Coke has 39 grams.

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Raisins

A tiny, unassuming box of these guys has 34 grams of carbs.

Bananas

An extra-large banana can have around 35 carbs, but it also is a good source of magnesium, potassium, and fiber.

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Quinoa

It's a better alternative to bread, thanks to its high protein and fiber count, but quinoa still has around 39 grams of carbohydrates in a cup.

Applesauce

On their own, apples have a lot of carbs, but applesauce has even more—about 46 grams per cup—thanks to its added sugar.

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Yogurt

If you opt for a high-sugar, fruity variety, you risk taking in more than 40 carbs per 8-o.z. serving.

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Beans

A cup of the baked ones has a whopping 54 grams of carbs.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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