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Cutting back on added sugar

February 18, 2014

Source: Harvard University

Watching the sugar in your diet can help you control your weight and potentially avoid serious chronic health problems, for example, heart disease and diabetes.

You might be surprised at how many of the “healthy” foods you eat contain sugar. Energy bars, fruit, flavored yogurt — all “good” foods but many of them have a lot of sugar. Step one is to read labels carefully and opt for products that are lower in sugar. For many people, cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages is an easy way to reduce sugar intake. Giving up juices and soft drinks can be tough, but here are few ways to get started…

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