Did you know that high-sugar diets boost your odds of tooth decay, heart diseases, and diabetes and weight gain? Even though sugar is added to some of the foods that don’t taste all that sweet, you need to consider consuming a certain amount of sugar every day. According to recommendations from the American Heart Association, women should consume no more than six teaspoons of added sugar per day (or about 100 calories). If you have been struggling to cut the amount of sugar you consume each day, try these tips!
Read Food Labels
When you take your time to read the labels of any product you want to buy, you will be surprised that even the foods you didn’t imagine have added sugar. If you look at the ingredient list of tomato sauce, crackers, condiments, and salad dressings, you will realize that they contain added sugar to make them sweet. Look at the list carefully, if sugar is at the top, that's a red flag.
Now that you know to pay more attention to food labels, keep reading to find out another easy tip to reducing sugar.