7 Foods You Must Cut Back on to Reduce Sugar Intake ...

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You know that the sweet stuff isnโ€™t healthy in huge amounts, so itโ€™s a good idea to do what you can to reduce sugar intake.

Thatโ€™s easier said than done considering the sheer number of foods that have added sugar.

Reading labels is an excellent way to take stock of how much sugar youโ€™re downing each day.

The average women should get no more than 6 teaspoons, or 24 grams, of added sugar each day.

Keep track so that you know just how much you need to reduce sugar intake to get healthy and stay that way.

1. Soda

Soda

The average can of soda contains nearly 40 grams of sugar, so if youโ€™re the type of girl who gets your sodas in huge cups from the gas station, youโ€™re doing your health a serious disservice.

One can and youโ€™ve almost doubled what you should be getting in a day.

Learning how to reduce sugar intake can cut your risk of developing insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes.

Plus, sugar equals calories so you can shed some excess weight by slashing your sugar habits.

2. Packaged Snacks

Packaged Snacks

Granola bars, packaged desserts and fruit snacks are just three examples of snacks that weigh heavy on the sugar.

If this is the only sweet indulgence of the day, you might be fine, but if you down more than one or eat lots of other sweet stuff, cutting back on packaged snacks can really help you take control of the sweet stuff.

Again, read the labels and stay away from anything with a mega sugar gram count.

3. Fruit Juice

Fruit Juice

Yes, fruit is totally healthy and the natural sugars it contains donโ€™t count toward your added sugar goals.

However, fruit juice often has added sugar to make it sweeter, so skipping it can help you get things under control.

If you canโ€™t go without your morning cup of juice, consider juicing fruit yourself so there isnโ€™t any added sugar.

Youโ€™ll love the natural sweet flavor of fresh juice!

And you can make any combination or flavor you have a hankering for.

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