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7 Ways to Lower Your Sugar Intake

Sugar: it seems to be in just about everything and while it does taste nice and please your sweet tooth, your health might be begging for a little less. Here are 7 ways to lower your sugar intake while still enjoying your favourite treats.

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1. Go Ahead, Eat Dessert!

Cutting back on sugar doesn’t have to mean cutting back on your favourite goodies.

Click here for eight reduced-sugar dessert recipes.

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2. Go Natural

If you want to keep your treats sweet without the sugar, try substituting the sugar with something natural.

Click here for the seven best sweeteners of natural origin.

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3. Consume Less Sugar

This may seem like an obvious one, but if you want to eat less sugar, cutting back altogether might be the best option. 

Here are four ways to eat less sugar and still feel satisfied.

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4. Cook Differently

If you’re looking for a way to expand your cooking, a great way is to play around with substitutes. When looking for a way to replace sugar in your recipes, try one of these 10 ways to sweeten naturally.

 

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5. Try Something New

If you’ve heard about stevia, you have probably already gone out, bought it and tried it. If you’re still not really sure what all the hype is about, or how it’s different, read the basics of how to use it.

Learn how to sweeten without the calories here.

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6. Cook Without Sugar

Now that you’ve got some more information about it, there are many ways you can use it in your everyday life settle your sweet craving without the guilt.

Click here for everything you need to know about cooking with stevia.

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7. Cut Back

Reducing our sugar intake is a part of a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re looking to lose some weight, substituting sugar with something like stevia can go a long way.

Click here to find out how stevia can help you lose weight.