We all love a sweet treat, but unfortunately, sugar can have a ton of harmful effects on your body. While the naturally occurring sugars found in fruits and vegetables are fine, "added sugars" can lead to diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay, and more. It’s amazing what cutting down on sugar can do for our bodies.
At Green Goo, we're all about using all-natural ingredients to help you live healthily and feel great. If you're looking to cut down your sugar intake, here’s a couple of simple tips. Keep reading!
Avoid Processed Foods
Processed food is the biggest culprit when it comes to added sugars. Always be on the lookout for ways to replace processed foods with all-natural foods or avoid them altogether. Foods to avoid that are high in processed sugar include soft drinks, baked goods, ketchup, and white bread.
Make Your Own Snacks
Even many so-called "healthy" snacks often contain far more sugar than is ideal. Start by asking, "Can I make this myself?" You'll find that many of your favorite treats are simple (and fun) to make at home, including granola bars, fruit snacks, and graham crackers.
Sweeten Beverages with Natural Ingredients
Instead of putting sugar in your coffee or tea, try using naturally sweet ingredients like vanilla extract, date paste, or even chocolate. As a bonus, this is a fun way to get creative with your flavor combinations. We love peppermint tea and honey.
Boost Your Breakfast
Especially for families on-the-go, it may be tempting to just grab a bowl of cereal. But unfortunately, breakfast cereals are packed with those unwanted added sugars. Instead, start the day off with oatmeal, Greek yogurt, fruit, eggs or you could try one of these breakfast alternatives.
Replace Condiments with Herbs and Spices
You might not think too much about that bottle of ketchup sitting on your kitchen counter, but many condiments are jam-packed with added sugars. One tablespoon of Heinz ketchup, for instance, contains 4 grams of sugar. Try flavoring your food with herbs and spices instead.
Green Goo believes strongly in the benefits of making all-natural choices in every part of your lifestyle. From our all-natural deodorants to our wellness bundles, all of our products use plants with purpose to meet your daily needs. Looking for additional resources to kick your sugar habits? Here are some other helpful tips you can use and don’t forget to check out our blog page for more tips and tricks for maintaining your all-natural lifestyle.