There are many different ways that you can cut sugar from your diet which will improve overall health. Make sure that you know the different names of sugar such as cane syrup, fructose or honey. You also should be investigating the amount of sugar you’re taking in by using an app like MyFitnessPal. Instead of using sugar to sweeten your breakfast, use fruit and cinnamon. Finally, go for a cold or nitro brew rather than coffees filled with milk and sugar.
- Giving into added sugar cravings occasionally is fun. Doing so too often, however, invariably leads to weight gain.
- Added sugar can be defined as not just the literal white crystal matter, but also as syrups, honey, concentrated or otherwise, fruit or vegetable juice.
- The naturally occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables is another matter, as it organically houses protein and fiber, which allows for slow absorption and digestion to create steady energy.
“The FDA recommends getting no more than 10% of your daily calories from added sugars, and defines them as sugars added during processing or packaging.”