Every time of day is the right time for reducing sugar. Below are some tips for effectively cutting back on the sweet stuff at breakfast, dinner and dessert. Doing so can have great effects on your blood pressure.
- replace sugary cereals with oatmeal or porridge
- Uuse 1% or skimmed milk
- instead of adding sugar, add fruit like sliced bananas or dried apricots
- use whole-wheat bread for toast
- replace butter, chocolate spread, and jam with margarine
Sugar can hide in the sneakiest of places, and in foods where you would least expect it to be. Did you know for example that an average jar of pasta sauce has 13g of sugar? That’s the equivalent of three teaspoons!
- watch out for sauces and creams
- limit condiments
- limit soda
- limit wine
- limit bread
- get full on vegetables and proteins
Do you need to have dessert every day? Probably not. For the sake of your health and even your bank account it is best to keep an eye on the “third course” and make smart decisions.
- set a dessert schedule (once a week? once a month?)
- try a healthier dessert like a granola bar, fruit salad or fruit with Greek yogurt
- research calories before baking
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