Health Tip: Reduce Dietary Sugar

(HealthDay News) -- Sugar is added to many foods, drinks and condiments. But too much dietary sugar can contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cavities.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these ways to reduce dietary sugar:

  • Reduce the amount of baked desserts, sweets and candies that you eat.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean types of proteins.
  • Drink water in place of drinks that may be laden with sugar.
  • Avoid eating processed foods.
  • Choose baking recipes that call for less sugar, cut back on sugar in recipes, or use a sugar substitute.

-- Diana Kohnle

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