How to Eat Less Refined Sugar

Becki Andrus

As you work to achieve healthy eating habits, you will find that you have more energy and feel better everyday. It is important to create the right habits if you want long-term success! Experience immediate improvements in your eating by learning more about a healthy eating plan at my website: EverydayHealthGirl.com

Having a healthy body means living a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and diet has always been the craze. When seeing those people with great bodies skating or sunbathing on a Miami Beach everyone envies them and would give the world to have those sick packs or slim, curvy waists. To have those bodies, they had to work hard for them. A disciplined diet along with knowledge are the best practices, and avoiding refined sugar will greatly help one's health. Knowing How to eat less refined sugar requires practice and discipline.

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Refined sugar is the highest cause of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity in many parts of the world. Studies have found that refined sugars do harm to our health but the little awareness of its dangers has been shared with the public. With the knowledge of the negative impact of refined sugars, one can now have a strong reason to avoid them. Sugars can be addictive, and that is why you need a strong resolve to avoid them.

Many have mistakenly believed that all sugars are the same, but many people have misunderstood that the fact is that refined sugar is the unhealthiest of them all. There are healthy sugars that can be found in nature and found in fruits and vegetables. Fructose can be found in many fruits such as apples, pine apples, pears, watermelon, mango, strawberries, bananas, oranges, melons, wild berries etc. Other natural sugars can be also found in seeds, whole grains, nuts and beans, which will provide the sugar your body needs without having to rely too much on refined sugar.

In order to reduce refined bad sugar in your diet, recognizing them is the key. Knowing what to avoid is important. Products with sugar are all labeled with "oses." Other refined sugar products are sucrose, dextrose, glucose, maltose and lactose. All of them make up refined sugars, so if a time comes that you will see them on the products you eat, try your best to avoid and remove them from your diet.

You may avoid labels, but you won't be limited to just that. Limit what other sugars you can take; table sugar, for example must be reduced. Discipline yourself to not put too much sugar in your coffee. Eating fewer fast food meals will greatly help in reducing your intake of refined sugar. Most fast foods are after-packed with them. Pancakes and syrup, donuts, cakes, cookies and other sweat fast food treats contain significant amounts of sugar. Be sure to eat less in order to consume lesser amounts of bad sugar.

Disciplining yourself is what you need to do to accomplish this. Keep in mind that you should never eat foods with the name sugar as the first on the list of ingredients, because that indicates that sugar is the primary ingredient of the product. Discipline yourself to limit the sweets coming from other foods and especially drinks with high sugar and calories, like smoothies and sodas.

Remember that what you have read is not about completely removing sugars in your diet but how to eat fewer refined sugars. Never completely remove sugar from your diet, but replace it with natural and healthier sugars found in nature.


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