Easy Ways To Reduce Your Sugar Intake

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There are many things that are bad for us when it comes to the food we eat, but sugar might be one of the worst. That’s because it’s not always easy to spot and because it is addictive. That means even if we do know it’s there and we know we should avoid it or at least reduce our sugar intake, we still eat it anyway. 


However, there are so many benefits to cutting sugar from our diets, including healthier teeth, lower weight, and lower blood sugar levels, that it’s well worth trying to do. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you reduce your sugar intake as much as you can and still enjoy tasty food. 


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Read Food Labels 

One of the easiest ways to reduce your sugar intake is to read the food labels on everything you buy – ideally, before you buy it, in fact. As we said before, it’s not always easy to know what food has sugar in it and what doesn’t, especially when it goes by a variety of different names. So by reading the label, you can see what the sugar levels are and make an informed choice as to whether or not you want to eat that food. 


This is far better than buying the food and then realizing too late that it is full of sugar. At that point, you’ll either have to eat the food or waste it, and neither is a great option. 


Avoid Low-Fat Food 

You might assume that by eating low-fat versions of food you’re doing a good thing for your health, but that may not be the case. That’s because, in order to ensure that low-fat food still tastes good, the fat is often replaced with sugar. Rather than being healthy, you’re actually replacing one bad thing for another. 


In truth, some fats are actually good for you, so it’s not always a good idea to cut these entirely from your diet. Sugar is always bad for you, so it’s better to stick with the ‘normal’ versions of products and steer clear of low-fat ones. 


Do Meal Planning 

Meal planning can help in a variety of different ways when it comes to your health. To begin with, when you have planned your meals for the week, you’ll be much less likely to grab some fast food on the way home or resort to a microwave meal because you have no idea what to cook and you’re running out of time. 


As well as this, meal planning can save you money because you’ll only be buying the food you need to eat, and nothing will go to waste. 


However, when it comes to sugar, meal planning can really shine. By planning your meals in advance, you can ensure you don’t have too much sugar – you can even plan to replace sugar with sweeteners because you’ve got the time to think ahead and decide which sweetener is best. This guide to Allulose will help you understand that not all sweeteners are unhealthy, and some can be hugely useful in tackling sugar consumption in your diet.

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