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Cutting Back on Sugar: A Few Suggestions

As we get older, most of us are cautioned to cut back on the sweet stuff. Here are some alternatives that can allow you to enjoy some treats without causing your doctor to get too concerned.

Fruit instead of fruit juice – Most fruit juices have added sugars (check the ingredients), so skip the apple juice and treat yourself to an actual apple instead.

Sparkling water instead of soda – You know how sugar-loaded most carbonated beverages are. There are a large variety of flavor-infused sparkling water drinks that have no sugar at all. Or buy some plain sparkling water and add your own orange or other slice.

Homemade salad dressing instead of store-bought – Most store brands have added sugar. You can make any number of dressings yourself with zero sugar added.

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