How To Eliminate Added Sugars From Your Diet

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People are getting the message about the dangers of sugar. Nearly 70% of Americans have cut back on foods high in added sugars, according to a survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation. But there’s still a long way to go.

One of the key ways to reduce your sugar intake is by drinking plain water or low- and no-calorie beverages instead of soda and flavored waters. Pre-sweetened beverages represent half of all the added sugars we eat. Note that while 100% juices have only natural sugars, they don’t have the fiber found in the whole fruit and could cause blood sugar spikes, so you need to be judicious about your intake.

Top Sugary Drinks to Avoid

Soft drinks, including soda
Fruit-flavored drinks
Sweetened coffee and teas
Energy drinks
Alcoholic beverages
Flavored waters

It’s also important to know the various names sugar goes by. There are at least 61 forms of added sweeteners used in