Added sugars are noted as sugars that are added to beverages or foods when they’re prepared or processed. Excessive consumption of added sugars can not only may you sick, they may even take a major toll on your heart health. Some of your favorite foods with added sugars may include:
- Flavored beverages, such as milk, sports and energy drinks, soda, and juice
- Energy bars, sweetened oatmeal, and sugary cereal
- Syrups like coffee creamers, drink mixers, and jellies
- Frozen treats, like ice cream, popsicles, and frozen yogurt
- Pastries, donuts, cakes, pies, and cookies
Clean eating doesn't have to be challenging. These easy tips for getting started can help you maximize your nutrition.
- Avoid processed and refined foods
- Limit added sugar and alcohol intake
- Load up on fresh veggies
- Keep an eye on portion size
Eating healthy doesn’t mean breaking the bank. With many vegetables and fruits costing less than $1 per serving, healthy meals can created for any budget.
- Buying produce in bulk and freezing excess can help with meal planning and budget saving
- Packaged vending machine snacks cost more than single servings of produce
- Seasonal vegetables at Farmer’s Markets may cost less than grocery stores