Low Sugar Swaps to Help You Reduce Your Sweet Tooth

FoodLow Sugar Swaps to Help You Reduce Your Sweet Tooth

Low Sugar Swaps to Help You Reduce Your Sweet Tooth

woman hold jar of fresh fruit as snack

Does anyone truly NOT have a sweet tooth? Whether it’s a refreshing fruit sorbet or a piece of chocolate on your afternoon break, we all enjoy a little something sweet occasionally.

Unfortunately, regularly giving into your sweet cravings may not be the best thing for your health. Let’s do a quick tally of an average daily added sugar intake:

Breakfast: (17g of added sugar)

  • 1 bowl of honey flavoured multigrain cereal +
  • 1 coffee with 1 milk + 1 sugar

Morning snack: (8g of added sugar)

  • 1 vanilla yogurt

Lunch ( 4g of added sugar)

  • Homemade ham sandwich with 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • Apple

Afternoon snack: (20g of added sugar)

  • medium matcha latte

Dinner: (5 g added sugar)

  • Grilled chicken with 1 tbsp bbq sauce and grilled veggies

Dessert: (10g of added sugar)

  • 1 scoop chocolate ice cream in a cone 

Total estimated added sugars: 64g

As you can see, it’s easy to reach the maximum recommended amount of 25-50g of added sugars per day!

So, now what? Do we have to give up our favourite foods and limit our sweet tooth cravings? Not quite. Look at these simple swaps to give into your sweet fix without overdoing the added sugars!


infographic for low sugar swaps

Giving into our sweet tooth doesn’t have to cost us our health!

What are your favourite low-sugar sweets? Let  us know in the comments below!

Do you have questions about your diet? Book an appointment with Dr. Laura to discuss your customized road to more natural health.

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