Simple ways to reduce excess sugar in your diet this summer
(BPT) - Warm weather offers many sweet delights, from trips to the beach and more free time, to seasonal foods and soirees with family and friends. Unfortunately, many of the foods we commonly associate with spring and summer are high in added sugars. Hidden sugar in summer foods can make it a challenge to regulate calories and stay on track with your health goals.
“Too much added sugar can have a host of health consequences, such as weight gain, which can in turn increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease,” says Lisa Drayer, a registered dietitian, author of “The Beauty Diet” and spokesperson for NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener. “Limiting the amount of added sugar in your diet makes sense on a number of levels.”
If you’re looking for ways to reduce your sugar intake this spring and summer, Drayer offers some tips and tricks to help you:
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