This post may contain affiliate links.For more information, please see our affiliate policy.Curious about how to eat less sugar, yet still live a sweet life? Check out my guide for ways to eat less sugar (without noticing anything’s missing).

Then I’ll show how to put these tricks to use in my best low-sugar recipes.Oh, sugar sugar.It’s a a key ingredient in so many of my favorite desserts (I’m looking at you, Puppy Chow and Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Bars).

As much as I love sugar and will never give it up completely, it’s also something that I try to keep tabs on and enjoy in moderation.The average American adult consumes 77 grams of sugar per day, the American Heart Association (AHA) reports.That’s three times as much as the recommended amount, and tallies up to about ⅜ cup of sugar per day.

While you might think kids sip and snack on less sugar, that’s actually incorrect; the typical American kid consumes 81 grams per day.Not to be a bummer, but this sugar isn’t just adding to our calorie intake for the day, it’s also drastically impacting our health and longevity over time.A high-sugar diet can contribute to higher blood pressure, chronic inflammation, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, heart disease, and more, according to Harvard Health.  Table of Contents6 Ways to Eat Less Sugar1.

Watch for added sugars.2.Steer clear of sugary drinks.3.Make your own dressings and condiments.4.

Try flavor-boosters that seem sweet.

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