Wellness / Simple Ways to Cut Down on Sugar

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Even though naturally occurring sugars are absolutely fine, it’s the added sugars that don’t serve any physiological purpose but they lurk everywhere and they are so hard to avoid. Here are a few simple yet effective tips on how to minimize your sugar intake and feel great about it!

1.Add in Protein

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A snack or meal high in protein will keep your blood sugar levels high and make you feel fuller longer so evidently you will crave sugar less. It’s a win-win situation.

Instead of a sugary granola bar go for a handful of roasted chickpeas.Simple minful choices like that make a world of  difference to your diet and overall welness.

2. Spice Things Up

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You are probably already familiar with the concept of adding spices to your meals in order to reduce your salt intake. But it’s also a hands-down-super-simple way to help you cut down on sugar as well.

Adding some cinammon and vanilla to your morning porridge will eliminate the need to add any sugar at all. Are you craving a nice bowl of pasta? Swap the sugar in your tomato sauce for a pinch of allspice and sweet paprika and do the same with your tomato soup! Easy peasy.

3.Read the Labels

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Get into the habit of always checking the ingerdients list.

Look for Simple carbs like glucose,dextrose, fructose, and galactose. then put the product down and head to the veggie and fruit aisle where there are no food labels to worry about. Brilliant.

4. Choose Naturally Sweet Food Substitutes

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Generally I would not recommend substitutes since the only way to stop craving certain kinds of foods is to train your taste buds  (it’s very easy and very possible) to return to their original state in order to crave healthier unprocessed foods. But  a little sweet treat can fit into a healthy diet and you can always go for the healthier choice that won’t make you feel sluggish and heavy afterwards.Honey and molases are high in sugar but they do contain a considerable amount of nutrients unlike refined white sugar.




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