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* Plain yogurt without sweeteners is a healthful snack. Fresh fruit can be added along with seasonings such as vanilla, cinnamon, or nutmeg.
Aspartame (equal) Saccharin (sweet n low) Stevia that is white (truvia) Sucralose (splenda) HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) Honey Maple syrup Molasses Agave syrup Date, palm, and coconut sugar Fruit juice Packaged/processed foods (these are usually high in added sugar) Refined carbohydrates including bread, bagels, brownies, cakes, candy, cereal, chips, cookies, crackers, cupcakes, muffins, oats, pasta, spaghetti, pastries, pizza, popcorn, tortillas, and couscous. No diet or sugar-free foods (highly processed) Sugar-sweetened dairy products (stick to whole, plain and organic if possible) Soda Alcohol Potatoes.
Sugar detox supplements.
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Sugar addiction is a serious problem that is ever-growing in the modern day diet. The dangers of sugars are many, so check out our article here for general rules on reducing your sugar intake. Short recap: sugar lowers your immune system, is the leading cause of obesity in the United States, it offers zero nutritional value, and seriously increases your risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Fruit Vegetable sticks Granola Dried mango Salads Yogurt* Popcorn Almonds Peanuts Raisins Almond butter Peanut butter Mixed nuts Sunflower seeds Protein smoothies Edamame Pumpkin seeds Muesli.
As always, it is important to make sure you are getting adequate sleep and you are managing your stress. Both of these are necessary pillars for any healthy lifestyle, but especially when you are taking on major changes to your diet or working to remove an addictive food, like sugar, from your routine. Find time to meditate and manage your stress and whenever possible try for 7 to 9 hours of sleep, every night.