Thursday, February 23, 2012

Win The War On Fat: Eat Less Sugar

Eat Less Sugar

This commandment is both obvious and tricky.

The Obvious: Avoid soda, juice, sweetened teas and coffees, sugary cereals, and candy.
The Tricky: Sugar lurks in many processed foods, like crackers and flavored yogurt

The Advice: For one month, avoid any sugar unless it naturally occurs in food (like milk or fruit). When scientists at Cornell University examined the eating patterns of more than 14,000 people, they observed that those who ate the most baked confections and candy also ate the most fruit; so try satisfying your sweet tooth with the natural sugar in a peach or melon instead of a candy bar. Also, start substituting protein-rich snacks (string cheese, hard-boiled eggs) for seemingly harmless fare like bagels, popcorn and pretzels. The latter are primarily composed of starch, which your body quickly breaks down into sugar. So technically, you're still feeding your body high amounts sugar.

Source: Men's Health

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