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5 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake

Posted on 09/30/2017 by Garfield Medical Center

The dangers of sugar are very real. Despite how little we hear about its consequences, it is one of the unhealthiest things we consume on a daily basis. Excessive sugar intake can lead to a number of medical conditions, including but not limited to: heart disease, liver damage, memory deficiency, leptin resistance, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.

As you can see, reducing sugar is essential to promoting health and wellness. Though it is widely regarded by medical professionals as the silent killer, sugar is often deemed less dangerous or unhealthy than fat or sodium. However, if you really want to see a major improvement in your overall health and wellbeing, reducing or cutting out sugar altogether is one of the best steps to take.

Here are 5 simple ways to drastically reduce your sugar intake:

Eliminate sugary drinks, such as soda, and replace them with water
Purchase unsweetened versions of your favorite foods
Replace all sweet snacks with healthy fruits, successfully satisfying your sweet tooth
Beware of hidden sugars, such as those found in condiments, bread, or other processed foods
Do your research before you go shopping for food, as there are a lot of delicious alternatives for even your favorite sugary snacks

This article contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice and should not be treated as such. The information is not intended to replace the advice or diagnosis of a physician. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare providers.
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