Has the addiction to sugar in food but I would like to be able to control? Today we bring you some strategies for eating less sugar and improve your health in general.
Despite the desire for sweet taste to be innate and common to all ages, races and cultures, the sugarthat is naturally present in foods (honey, fruit, and freshly squeezed juices, dairy, cereals) is sufficient to meet our needs.
On the other hand, it has been shown that the consumption of sugary foods and processed has a strong relationship with the increased risk of development of chronic non-communicable diseases – such as obesity, diabetes mellitus type 2, dislipidemy, inflammation, cardiovascular disease and dental caries.
8 STRATEGIES FOR EATING LESS SUGAR
You can consider the following strategies to ingest less sugar and take some care with your diet.
- Replace soft drinks/juices for water or tea without sugar;
- Prefer “natural”foods, such as milk, yogurt, coffee or tea without adding sugar or chocolate;
- Swap biscuits sweetened or with stuffing for galetes corn/rice without salt;
- Avoid foods/meals pre-cooked, sauces, prepared or preserved (example: canned vegetables);
- Replace the fruit preserves (example: peach, pineapple in syrup) for the fresh fruit;
- Opt for fruit as dessert avoiding to end the main meal with traditional sweets;
- Replace the gelatin sugary for jell-0% sugar, brown, sucrose, glucose, honey, fructose, dextrose, invert sugar, maltose, honey, glucose syrup, corn syrup, maltodextrins, molasses;
- Prefer foods in which these ingredients mentioned above appear at the end of the list of ingredients.