5 Strategies to Outsmart Added Sugar

Everyone has heard it before: Americans eat too much sugar. 

Some types of sugar, such as those that naturally occur in healthy meals like fruit and milk, are not ones that you should be excessively concerned about. 

But pears and one percent don't account for a significant portion of the sugar in the typical American diet.

Sugar grams to teaspoons conversion

Don't Let the Ingredient List Fool You

Don't Just Go By Your Tastes

Unbelievably, processed foods that don't taste sweet can nonetheless contain sugar—and often a lot of it!

Avoid "Natural" Sweeteners

Don't believe the marketing hype, even though cane juice, organic brown rice syrup, and honey sound healthier than regular sugar.

Avoid "Sugar-Free" Foods

A legal loophole allows the term "sugar-free" to be applied to products with less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving.

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