Let’s not beat around the bush: Sugar is bad for you. While we do need some sugar in our diet to ensure we have enough energy to function, eating too much of it can cause serious problems. Countless studies have found consuming excessive amounts of sugar can negatively impact our physical and mental health.
If you’re looking to lose weight, feel happier, or just eat healthier, consuming less sugar is a great first step. This week, we’ve found some resources to help you kick the sugar habit.
Because of how our bodies react to sugar, eating less of it is easier said than done. Consuming sugar releases dopamine, so for many people, sugar is addictive. Breaking an addiction takes a lot of work. Fortunately, this video from The Health Nerd offers helpful steps to successfully put an end to your sugar addiction.
Even if you are no longer craving sugar, the sweet stuff can still slip into your diet. Being on constant defense against sugar is exhausting, but you don’t have to run yourself ragged just to avoid it. Dr. Partha Nandi has 9 great tips for eating less sugar and building an all-around healthier diet.
Americans eat around 19.5 teaspoons of sugar each day, and that’s not because we like to pop raw sugar cubes during lunch breaks. Countless foods have added sugars, and sugar often appears in the places you’d least expect. Did you know a single tablespoon of ketchup has one teaspoon of sugar? If you really want to kick the habit, you need to check the nutrition labels in the grocery store. Here are some of the many “secret identities” of sugar you can find on your nutrition labels.
Just For Fun: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without The Sugar
Cutting down your sugar intake can be hard, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Fortunately, there are plenty of delightful foods that can satisfying your sweet cravings without refined sugars. Here are a few sweet treats you can add to your cookbook, guilt-free.
To kicking bad habits,