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How to Avoid Use Of Sugar (The White Death)

By Edited Jul 16, 2016 4 35

Tips to Avoid Sweet Death –Sugar

I dedicate this article for World Diabetes Day: November 14

Research article in Lancet journals shows that someone who eats 12 tablespoons of sugar daily has five times more likely to have a heart attack than someone who eats 6 tablespoons. (The average American eats 14 tablespoons of sugar per day.) This is reason some people call sugar as white death.

For healthy life get the sugar out of your diet. Eating too much sugar can lead to weight gain f

Sugar Foods
rom too many calories and cause tooth decay. While we do need carbohydrates, we can get them from grains, fruits and vegetables, which provide necessary nutrients as well. People with diabetes must be especially careful about the amount of sugar and other carbohydrates they consume.

We all need to watch our daily sugar use because sugar adds calories to our daily diet without adding nutrients, and it leaves less room for nutritious food. Sugar is everywhere, not just if we add it to our coffee, but also lurking in many prepared foods and, of course, in pop. A 355 mL can of cola has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, for a total of about 160 calories.

Here are Some Tips To Controlling Sugar In Our Diets

  • Avoid purchase of pre-processed meals, instead choosing to make healthy meals that are simpler and require fewer ingredients in the recipe. Try to eat lots of veggies.
  • Avoid processed foods as much as possible. Instead of canned fruit salad in sugary syrup tries to use real fruit. Use unsweetened Soy beverages.
  • Use SPLENDA for a sugar substitute in baking and coffee.
  • Make your own fruit popsicles using fresh fruit pureed and water.
  • Make a lot of smoothies from fresh fruit so they are sweet but healthy and nutritious and they taste great.
  • Avoid buying Cola drinks this way when you are thrsty you will grab fruit jice or water. Try ordering diet drinks in fast food places.
  • For travelling always pack sandwiches, snacks and a cooler of water bottles. This way you do not have to stop at the fast food places tempting the kids to have Cola .
  • Limit the number of sweets and desserts you eat, but don't avoid them altogether. Not eating them brings on more severe cravings.
  • Drink lots of water, add lemon juice or make your own iced tea.
  • Make your own treats and add more fruit & nuts to baking and homemade jams and pies. Use natural sweeteners such as bananas and applesauce to sweeten your baked goods whenever possible. Avoid buying packaged cookies and cake mixes.
  • Tell your kids to drink chocolate milk as a better choice at the fast food restaurant.
  • To save on my sugar intake ask for tons of ice: half ice and half pop.
  • Check labels for sugar content when purchasing food products to make sure sugar content is low.
  • Drink only water and milk, which easily cuts down on our sugar consumption.
  • Eat the actual fruit instead of reaching for the juice. By doing so, you increased your fibre intake as well.
  • Reducing sugar intake is a matter of not only reading product labels (looking for culprits besides plain sugar like fructose-glucose, etc.) but also simply not adding additional sugar to your diet: like one cube in the tea pot instead of per cup.
  • For diabetic, limit your breads, pastas any desserts except fresh fruit. Read labels for sugar content and even avoid carrots as they have hidden sugar contents.
  • Daily exercise also helps balancing sugar intake to maintain healthy mind and body.

Lastly How to Trick Your Sweet tooth

- Fill up your belly with nutritious foods before you dig in to a cake/sweet. On a full belly, you're less likely to overdo it with a higher-calorie sweet treat.

- Practice bite-sized portion control. Eat tiniest of bites to outwit a sweet craving.

- Replace white or brown sugar for no-calorie SPLENDA or vanilla extract, which, teaspoon for teaspoon, contains fewer calories than sugar.

- Switch from sugar to something sweeter – like honey. Even though honey is higher in calories, it tastes so sweet that you'll need to add much less of it to recipes or to your cup of tea or bowl of oatmeal.

- Strike a balance between good-for-you and sinfully sweet by selecting treats that feature nutritious ingredients, like nuts, seeds or fruit

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Comments

Nov 15, 2010 7:06pm
divaonline
A well thought out article. While honey is sweeter than sugar, honey provides nutrients. Sugar provides none.
Nov 15, 2010 7:13pm
askformore
Great tips about how to reduce the use of sugar. Thank you!
Nov 15, 2010 8:39pm
dpeach
This is good information. I love the taste of Splenda in my coffee. I now prefer it over sugar.
Nov 15, 2010 10:43pm
Deborah-Diane
Wonderful article with lots of good tips for cutting back on sugar! Thanks!
Nov 16, 2010 3:14pm
BlogMakesMoney
deborah-thanks for nice comments
Nov 18, 2010 2:39pm
BlogMakesMoney
dpeach -thanks for nice comments
Nov 23, 2010 1:13pm
BlogMakesMoney
divaonline-thanks for nice comments
Nov 23, 2010 4:33pm
thaya
Nice tips on how to trick your sweet tooth!
Nov 25, 2010 9:09am
Athena
Very true and useful information. My family has a history of diabetes so I know how damaging excessive sugar intake can be. Thanks for the article.
Nov 25, 2010 11:04am
rnmsn
I needed to hear and read this divaonline!! A wonderful article thank you!!
Nov 25, 2010 11:06am
rnmsn
sorry blogmakesmoney didnt mean to get your avatar wrong :(
Nov 29, 2010 10:15am
BlogMakesMoney
thaya-thanks for nice comments
Dec 6, 2010 11:40am
BlogMakesMoney
rnmsn-thnaks for nice comments
Dec 7, 2010 4:17pm
BlogMakesMoney
athena -thnaks for nice comments
Dec 28, 2010 10:31pm
southerngirl09
Excellent suggestions on how to avoid the use of sugar. Thanks for sharing.
Jan 5, 2011 3:14pm
BlogMakesMoney
sgirl-thanks for nice comments
Jan 11, 2011 10:56am
vetochemicals
Great article on the dangers of sugar, I'm sure many people are not aware of how bad sugar really is for our health.
Jan 11, 2011 4:22pm
BlogMakesMoney
vetchemicals-thanks for nice comments
Feb 19, 2011 4:16pm
bayoulady
I do believe that sugar is addictive. No matter how I try, and sometimes manage to quit, I always pick the habit back up. I first quit in 1997, and it's been an on and off vice ever since.
Feb 21, 2011 6:31am
sofs
Watching what you eat is so important to your health. Yes reading labels and consciously cutting down sugar with natural alternatives is the way to go. Great tips there Bayoulady!
Feb 22, 2011 4:57pm
Venetia
Good article! You may also try NuNaturals NuStevia. It is a completely natural herb and this particular brand does not contain a "licorice taste" that most stevia brands contain.
Mar 4, 2011 12:09pm
BlogMakesMoney
venetia-thnaks for nice comments. yes that is another good choice.
Mar 10, 2011 10:59am
arinehartdc
It's been shown in research that cutting calories from sugar-sweetened beverages (just drink water and occasional coffee/wine people!), had more benefit for weight loss than cutting calories from solid foods!
Mar 21, 2011 3:33pm
BlogMakesMoney
arinehartdc
-yes good points
May 24, 2011 10:56am
sseguster
good contributions dear please
Jun 10, 2011 10:27pm
JennyHeart
I needed this article today. I've started a healthy eating plan, and this was a great pep talk for me.
Jul 11, 2011 8:15am
JudyE
Really useful article - and obviously many others think so too! Thanks for sharing.
Jul 27, 2011 9:53am
BlogMakesMoney
Judeye-thanks for nice comments
Aug 9, 2011 11:42pm
javrsmith
I cut soda out of my diet years ago. Tons of sugar saved from my diet.
Sep 2, 2011 9:10am
BlogMakesMoney
javrsmith


thanks for nice comments. sorry for dealy in thanks
Nov 5, 2011 1:34pm
Ddraig
I drink diet soda and won't eat anything that I know is sugar riddled. I also am now worried about aspartame poisoning however. I accidentally drank a cup of coffee with out any sweetener yesterday, and did not even care, so I will probably omit that.
Dec 17, 2011 1:11am
AuroraWindsor
This motivates me to cut out soda. It has way too much sugar.
Aug 24, 2012 12:59am
andyrobert877
Great Tips. Sugar is dangerous for health.
May 6, 2013 4:05pm
Holistic_Health
White sugar is a big no no and we eat so much of it in Western diets. Thanks for the info!
Sep 11, 2013 6:18am
eileen
A very important article with good ideas to avoid sugar. I have never had sugar in my coffee or tea since I was 16, but, I love my lollies. I know that not good but have to have some failings. When I cook sweets I use golden syrup instead of sugar. although I know thats not as good as using honey. But tastier I reckon. Great article thumbs up
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