Christmas is a wonderful time to enjoy sweet treats.
But many Christmas treats are high-sugar.
Sugar is the leading cause of inflammation, high blood pressure, inflammation, weight gain, and diabetes, as well as fatty liver disease.
There will always be lots of sweets during the festive season wherever you go.
So here’s how you can say no to sugar during Christmas?
Choose your sweets wisely
While you may not avoid indulgence altogether, choosing which sweets you want to eat is important.
If there are certain items you absolutely want to have, like your favourite chocolate cake or ice cream, then go ahead and enjoy a slice but keep it small.
Skip the more exotic items, like vanilla ice cream that you can find anywhere
Cocktails can be a significant source of sugar.
It is best to replace alcohol with nonalcoholic alternatives and sugar-free soft drinks.
Sugary sauces like sweet chili sauce, Chinese sauces, and tomato sauce are high in sugar.
Ketchup is another sugar bomb. You don’t have to put these condiments on your food.
Instead, replace them with mayonnaise, herbs and chili, mustard, vinegar and pesto.
Avoid processed foods
The purpose of processed foods is to make them taste good. This often involves adding a lot of sugar. Avoid soft drinks, cereals and fast food at all costs.
Whole foods are better than processed sugars.
We understand that avoiding sugar can be difficult during holidays, but these tips will help you eat right.
Look for healthy alternatives when cooking
You can cook for yourself using low-sugar ingredients and methods. You can use Stevia or honey as artificial sweeteners in baking to replace sugar.