When sugary foods take up a large amount of your daily calorie intake, they may
replace other foods that offer necessary nutrients. One of the major health concerns of consuming too much sugar is tooth decay. This occurs when there is frequent intake of sugar and other sweet substances like; ice cream, cookies, cakes, soft drinks, breakfast cereals, jam and flavored milk, into the body. Therefore, it is advised you consume a moderate amount of sweetened food.
Here are tips on cutting back on sugar intake:
Read Food Labels
Before buying that product, read the label and find out the sugar content and other sweeteners that may have been added. Typically, ingredients are listed in the order of weight, so the ingredient with the largest amount is first while the least is the last.
Instead of purchasing sugary soft drinks, fruit juice and soda, substitute with unsweetened fruit juices, low-fat milk and water.
Cut off sugars like cakes, cookies and other pastries. Have a limit you shouldn’t go beyond and have a friend monitor you.
Eat Heathy Desserts
Eating healthy desserts like custard, whole grain muffins and cake are healthier choices as they contain fewer calories.
Many cereals on the shelfs of our grocery stores and supermarkets com presweetened. In this case, check the labels and buy unsweetened cereals so that you can control the amount of sugar added.
Sugar Free Recipes
When cooking, make use of recipes that require little amounts of sugar or sweeteners or just reduce the sugar content in your regular recipes.
Spice Things Up
There is a method of enhancing the impression of sweetness in your food without using sugar or sweeteners. Use spices and flavorings like ginger, vanilla, almond, cinnamon, these spices contain small amounts of sugar in them and won’t equal the amount of sugar they replace.
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