Ways to cut down the consumption of sugar to keep your Healthy Heart.
Sugar which is found in dairy products, vegetables, fruits, and grains is called natural sugar which is essential for our body however the sugar which is not in natural form and added in our food & drinks during the processing of food is harmful to our body which may lead to obesity and other diseases also increase the risk of Heart Disease. As per the research, a can of cold-drink has nearly 8 teaspoons of sugar in it.
Recommended Sugar Consumption:
Doctor suggests that on an avg. women need 6 teaspoons of sugar while men need 9 teaspoons of sugar for Healthy Heart.
Sources of Added Sugar:
Cold Drinks, Tea, Coffee are the biggest sources of added sugar. Other sources are ice cream, chocolates, and candies baked items like cakes, cookies, muffins, and pies).
Where to find:
When you read the ingredients of any packed food item you can find out some ingredients ending with letters “ose”(like fructose). These are the components of sugar in that food.
How to replace Artificial Sugar with Natural Sugar:
- Eat Fruit as dessert on a regular basis.
- Limit the use of traditional dessert for your special occasions.
- Buy fresh juices with no added sugar
- Drink Sugar-Free Beverages
Dr. Gaurav Singhal has given guidance on the consumption of sugar which is a major cause of Obesity and not good for a healthy heart. It may cause heart diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and inflammation in the body.