5 Ways to Cut Down on Sugar in Your Families Diet
by Angie Lewis
Heaven Ministries



Drink Le ss Soda Pop

One can of coke has twelve teaspoons of sugar!  If you cut down on your soda pop consumption by only one a day, you will be getting much less sugar in your diet. Try drinking one less soda pop once a week until you are drinking only one a day.

Buy Real Peanut Butter

Most Brands of Peanut butter have sugar as their second ingredient after peanut butter. Most major grocery stores have at least one brand of peanut butter that has only peanuts and salt as the ingredients. You can buy creamy or chunky, whichever you like. In my opinion, real peanut butter tastes better.

Use Unadulterated Bee’s Honey

Be careful when buying your honey. Don’t be mislead by the word “Pure” on the jar.  Real bee’s honey you gather from your own hives, buy at a farmers market, or from health food stores. Real honey is not processed or cooked at a high heat. If you drink coffee or tea use real honey as the sweetener.  Real honey is more expensive than sugar, so when baking use regular sugar because the cooking process robs the honey of its vitamins and minerals.   

Eliminate Condiments

What are condiments? Condiments are jarred processed foods packed with preservatives and sugar. They have no food value whatsoever. Condiment use can be addicting because of the sugar content. You may think it makes the food taste better, but in actuality it is the sugar you taste. The worse condiment culprits are ketchup, miracle whip, barbeque sauces, relish and sweet pickles.

Try Real Mayonnaise without the sugar and make your own pickled relish from fresh whole pickles, or if you really are serious, prepare pickles from your own cucumbers!

Eliminate Boxed Cereals

What do nine out of ten of the boxed cereals have in common? Sugar! There is only one cereal I have found at Wal-Mart that does not have any sugar and it is called Puffed Rice. Add a tablespoon of unadulterated honey to your bowel of puffed rice and be sugar free! Better yet, make oatmeal or granola and add your bee’s honey.

Eliminate Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Canned fruit is packed with high fructose corn syrup. What on earth for? Fruit is naturally sweet. Canned corn and many other vegetables have sugar or corn syrup in them. Read all labels on the canned foods you buy. Some foods are misleading and you wouldn’t think they would have sugar. Think again. If you are serious about cutting out sugar from your diet be sure to read all labels.


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