Sugarrrrr, no, thank you! That's how the Maroon 5 song goes, right? Well, maybe not, but it's what you should think about saying the next time you're tempted to grab that sugary treat. A little bit of sugar here and there is okay, but cutting back on your daily intake will benefit your health in the long run.
Here are a few alternative ways to satisfy your sweet tooth:
Fresh Fruit: Natural sugar is the way to go! There's nothing better than a refreshing bowl of your favorite fruits no matter the season.
Trail Mix: A little bit of salty AND sweet, but still a healthy snack! The best of both worlds that you can customize to satisfy your cravings.
Smoothies: Throw in some fruit, some greens with water or a little bit of milk and voila! you've got a healthy and sweet smoothie, no sugar necessary!
Oatmeal: With a little bit of cinnamon or cocoa powder? Savory, a little bit of sweet and better for you! Moderation is key.
What are some of your favorite substitutes for sugar? Comment below or share your recipes with us!
For more information on why you should cut back on the sugar, visit here, here and here.