We all love sweets. Yet, the goal of eating healthy and living for a more extended period requires cutting back on sugar. Sugar has its benefits, but for several reasons, it should be out of your diet.
Here are some of the best ways to cut back on sugar and replace it with better options.
Below are perfect substitutes for sugar in your meals.
Baking or Cooking
Use unsweetened applesauce instead of sugar in your recipes when baking or cooking. Here are 11 great recipes you can try. Try to use zero calorie sweeteners in your recipes whenever you can.
Completely remove sugar in your dessert by taking natural fruit juice, or simply eating the fruit itself. As long as it’s 100% natural, either in liquid, canned, or iced form, it’s the best option.
Use honey or agave syrup instead of sugar in your tea and coffee. These natural sweeteners have a number of benefits.
Drink plenty of water instead of sweetened beverages. Flavored Sparkling water or 100% fruit juice are also good options.
Prepare your trail mix snack without including sugared snacks. Use a variety of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.
Whenever possible try to refrain from using sauce, salad dressing, tomato sauce, etc. If you prefer to use sauces and dressings prepare the homemade version minus the sugar.