How to reduce the amount of added sugar in your diet

1. Check nutrition labels

Experts recommend checking nutrition labels for extra sugar grams.

2. Add whole-food snacks

Both experts advised snacking on healthy meals to reduce additional sugars.

„Increasing intake of naturally-sweet foods like fruit can not only lower added sugar intake but also provide disease-fighting antioxidants.”

3. Limit sugary drinks

Burnstine advises reducing soda, fruit juices, and sweetened beverages.

Instead, hydrate with water, unsweetened herbal tea, or infused water.” “If you like juices, dilute them with water to reduce sugar.”

4. Consider condiments and sauces

Burnstine tells Healthline that ketchup, barbecue sauce, and salad dressings might contain hidden sugars. 

“Look for low-sugar or sugar-free alternatives or make your own.”

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