7 Effective Ways to Eat Less Sugar 🍰🍨for Women Who Want to Kick Their Cravings 🍬 🍭 🍫 ...

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We are constantly being bombarded by the food industry with ways to eat less sugar and ways to avoid it daily, but it can be tough to truly avoid it.

Sugar is in practically everything, and it hides under a lot of different guises too: high fructose corn syrup, cane juice, glucose, sucrose, molasses, honey, and malt syrup, to name just a few.

Even unsweetened foods contain an artificial or synthetic sweetener (saccharin, aspartame, sucralose and so on), which to date have received a lot of controversy over their long-term health effects.

Sugar cravings however, can keep you stuck in a vicious cycle, as sugar gets absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, causing your blood sugar levels to spike, then they crash, leaving you craving more.

As a result, I have put together a list of ways to eat less sugar and keep those cravings at bay!

1. Know Your Sugars

How often do you reach for one of the many ways to eat less sugar and discover there’s a hidden sugar listed on the nutrition label?

Sugar as we know it is naturally derived from sugar cane, sugar beet, corn or fruit.

Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose, fructose and galactose.

Table or granulated sugar is commonly known as sucrose, and sucrose along with maltose and lactose are all considered disaccharides.

Artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose, aspartame, are man-made and are currently undergoing research studies for their long-term health effects.

Sugar is added to all sorts of products and the American Heart Association recommends women consume 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day (that’s 100 calories-worth)!

In reality, the majority of us probably consume closer to double that amount.

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