The American Heart Association recommends eating no more than 9.5 teaspoons of added sugar per day. That’s roughly the amount of sugar in just 1 can of soda. Excess sugar intake has been linked to a number of serious diseases and is understandably a growing concern to many of us.

TYPES OF SUGAR

Sugar (or, carbohydrates) is a macro nutrient and a natural component of plants – just like fats and proteins. We commonly think of fruit and grains as being naturally more sugary. These whole foods are natural and healthy part of your diet. Where sugar becomes a problem is as “added” sugars in packaged foods, particularly when sugar has been tampered with to create something like: High Fructose Corn Syrup.

READ THE LABEL

Look for the words: “No added sugar” like on our Nature’s Path packaging. You might also see: ‘low sugar’, sugar-free, or ‘reduced-sugar’.

AVOID ARTIFICIAL

Memorize this list of ingredients: acesulfame potassium, aspartame, sucralose, d-tagatose, saccharin, and high fructose corn syrup. If you see the following words in an ingredient list, don’t eat it!

AVOID ADDING YOUR OWN SUGAR

Most cereals and granolas already have sugar in them. If you really feel like you needed a little something extra – try adding berries or sliced banana!

CHOOSE BETTER SWEETENERS

Applesauce, banana, maple, syrup, honey, molasses can all be used to sweeten baking and cooking. If those don’t work opt for cane sugar, coconut sugar, or brown rice syrup, making sure to avoid white sugar.

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