A Sugar Free World (2): How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake?

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Overcoming a sweet tooth is difficult, even for those who have a strong will; research shows that sugar tricks your brain to demand more and more sugar.

Reading food labels is one of the best ways to monitor the amount of added sugar. Search for the names of added sugars, and try to avoid or reduce the amounts of food you consume containing them. Try also to track the sugar you add to your beverages, including tea and coffee; it turns out that about half of the amount of added sugar comes from drinks.

When you change your diet, it is important to remember that you have to do so gradually and slowly; this helps curb the craving for sugar. You can start by avoiding the most obvious sources of sugar, such as energy drinks, fruits, tea, baked goods, sweets, ice cream, and the like; replace them with high-protein and high-fat healthy foods, such as fish, meat, grains, and nuts. These foods help maintain insulin stability, reduce stored calories in the form of fats, and provide you with constant energy for a longer time than the energy provided by added sugar.

Replacing processed foods containing sugar with whole natural foods rich in fibers, vitamins, minerals, and other good nutrients does not just help reduce sugar consumption, but also avoid chemicals hidden in daily consumed foods. When the basis of your diet is fresh and contains whole unprocessed foods, you automatically reduce the amount of added sugar in it. This might be the most influential change you apply to your daily energy and overall health.

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