Welcome to our health and fitness section! Today we would have a look at sugar intake. Well, sugar intake should not be more than 10 percent of your total calorie intake in a day. Well this is the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends. Sugar gives you empty calories.
As a matter of fact, eating sugar based foods only increases your hunger pangs. While it gets very difficult for a person with a sweet tooth to cut down sugar intake, a little effort can go down well to cut down on sweet treats. Here are 5 tips that will help you in reducing your daily sugar intake.
1. Eat your meals on time:
A hungry stomach often gets more sweet cravings. Therefore it is essential to eat at regular intervals. Keep healthy snacks in your kitchen and munch them whenever you feel like having something sweet.
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2. Eat the Savoury food you love:
We understand that you love sweets. But perhaps there are a few savouries too that feature in your favourite list of food. Eating your favourite savouries can help divert your mind from sweets.
3. Find sugar-less or low sugar substitutes:
With health practitioners giving so much emphasis on low consumption of sweets, markets and restaurants are brimming with sugar-less or low-sugar substitutes of sweets and desserts.
4. Remove sweet treats:
You feel like eating more sweets when your mind knows that there is some in the fridge or shelves. The best way to cut down sugar is to remove such sweet treats from your house.
Eat regularly and get some exercise. Working out is the best way to stimulate chemicals in the brain and keep you free from stress. Unknowingly we often go for sweets whenever we are stressed.
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