Who doesn’t like the taste of something sweet?

Sugar is a great ingredient, however, eating the wrong type of sugar(s) or too much can lead to the unfortunate development of chronic inflammation.

Once this happens, many different negative health conditions may arise.

Such as brain fog, skin issues & poor energy regulation, which no one wants.

The key to this as is in life, is to learn what’s best for you and how to strategize what you eat.

Here are my tips on how to focus on sugar the right way to lessen an inflammatory response:

1). Limit added sugars to less than 4 grams per day (1 teaspoon = 4 grams)

(Added sugars are put in by manufacturers, they do not exist in real whole foods)

2). Your goal should be to try and get to 0 grams of added sugar per day if possible

3). Focus on getting natural sugars from fruits, vegetables, dairy, and nuts

4). Try using sweet spices like cinnamon, licorice, cardamom, or fenugreek

5). Try to use natural sweeteners that don’t have calories (ie. stevia or monk fruit)

6). If you don’t like the taste of these, opt for honey or maple syrup

7). If you want real sugar, opt for coconut or raw cane sugar (not white sugar)

8). Stay away from other types of highly processed sugar (ie. high fructose corn syrup)

9). Avoid all artificial sweeteners (ie. saccharin, sucralose, aspartame, etc.)

10). Avoid sugar alcohols as they may cause digestive issues (ie xylitol & erythritol)

This may sound daunting, but like anything take it easy and do one change at a time, eventually, your tastebuds will get used to less sugar and you won’t miss it.

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