Ways to Cut Down on Sugar in Your Families Diet
ss Soda Pop
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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