Sugar is an empty calorie, there are no vitamins or minerals in refined sugar. The WHO recommends that the average adult should consume no more the 6 teaspoons of sugar a day.
The average Canadian consume 26 teaspoons of sugar a day, the WHO recommends 6 teaspoons a day.
In a 12 oz can of coke there are 40 grams of sugar- 10 teaspoons
Did you know there 49 different names for sugar - making it hard to detect when reading labels.
They are most often found in sauces, condiments, pre-cooked meals and low fat pastries.
Eating 3 meals a day and reducing the snacks in bewteen
Try making a few meals from scratch - pre-packaged food and sauces contain sugar
Eat more whole wheat pasta and rice instead of the refined version
Using honey as a sweetener can help, as it still contains minerals and vitamins
I would be more than happy to discuss your individual needs and create a personalised plan to help you reduce your sugar consumption, without you feeling deprived. Understanding how foods influence our health and well-being is a step in the right direction.