Beat Your Sugar Habit

by | Sep 8, 2014 | Nutrition

Roll back your sugar intake with these tips from 
Dr Mike Roussell, author of 
The 6 Pillars of Nutrition. Here’s how to beat your sugar habit.

Kick That Can 
To The Curb
Save 7 tsp
Switch to sugar free drinks – you’ll save a massive seven teaspoons per can, according to the SA Heart and Stroke Foundation. After a week, switch to soda water with lemon.

Dilute Your Fruit Juice
Save 2-3 tsp
Fruit drinks account for about 10% of the added sugar 
in our diets. Mix your juice with an equal amount of  H2O and you’ll immediately halve the kilojoules.

Sweeten Yoghurt 
Save 2-3 tsp
Fruit-on-the-bottom yoghurts can contain almost 12 grams of sugar, much of it added. Opt for plain and mix in blueberries or sprinkle 
on cinnamon.

Swap Out Your Cereal
Save 2-3 tsp
Shelve the Strawberry Pops for instant oats. Stir in a half scoop of vanilla protein powder for a sweetness kick. You’ll add about 10 grams 
of protein.

Snack On Whole Foods And Grains
Save 2-10 tsp
Instead of energy bars, sweets and 
biscuits, eat nuts, vegetables and 
fibre-rich fruits (like apples and berries) or wholegrains, 
like popcorn.

Your Own 
Save 2-10 tsp
Grilled fruit makes a great dessert, providing a sweetness hit with a healthy dose of fibre. Our top picks: banana, mango, peaches, grapefruit and watermelon.

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