Health awareness in relation to diet has been on the increase in recent times, and sugar is one of the food items we’ve been told by health experts to keep at an arms length. The numerous health complications of high sugar intake has put a lot of people in a state of jeopardy on how to reduce their sugar intake. However, sugar or sugar-rich edibles always appear to be very appetizing and tasty. This has made it almost impossible for those who find them irresistible to avoid eating them a lot.
But you don’t have to worry any longer as we’ve got tips that’ll help you cut down your sugar intake to the desirable level.
1. Find Out the Sugar Sources in Your Diet!
The first and most important thing to do is to find out the things you take that contains significant quantity of sugar. It’s only when you know the foods that constitute your sugar intake that you’ll be able to know what to do about them.
2. Read Nutrition Facts of Every Packaged Product
If you are not in the habit of glancing through the nutrition facts of packaged products before buying them, please start doing that right away. It will help you to find out the products you should cut down on or completely avoid. Surprisingly, some food items we think contain very little or no sugar (judging from their taste), actually have a lot of sugar in them. Also go through the ingredients, and avoid products that have sugar as one of their first three ingredients.
It is worthy to point out here that manufacturers give sugar several names such as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, molasses, hydrolysed starch, invert sugar, corn syrup, honey, etc. So shine your eyes!!!