With lots of “challenges” out there in social media, why not try the “live healthy challenge” and let’s see how you can cope up? Joking aside, losing weight is not as simple as pie. In fact, it’s a slow but steady process that will take weeks, or even months, before it yields results.
One way to lose weight is by cutting down sugar intake. People who like to chug on sugar too much are at risk of getting serious health issues such as diabetes and heart diseases. If you ever feel a burning sensation at your joints that results in painful swelling that leads to stiffness, that’s because of excess sugar such as fructose and sucrose.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is prominent on women that are consuming too much sugar. As well as hypertension, various heart diseases, and diabetes as well. If you think that you’re on the verge of getting these diseases, then here are four tips for you to follow.
- Limit your sugar intake: Of
course, who doesn’t want to take a sip of that ice-cold soda, right? Well, it’s
time to stop now. If you can’t do it, then limit yourself on consuming one.
This also applies to energy drinks and fruit juices too that contain high
amounts of sugar. Want to go healthy? Opt for skim milk or black teas instead.
Or better yet, water.
- Syrup needs to go too: A
tablespoon of syrup contains at least 50 calories. If morning pancakes are your
thing, then opt for healthier choices such as fresh fruit or pure fruit purees
- Add cinnamon: When one door
closes, another one opens. And here comes cinnamon to save the day. Cinnamon is
a good antioxidant that helps your body to process blood glucose. The best part
is, you can mix them in almost anything. Be it your tea, hot chocolate, and
even coffee. Who needs artificial sugar-filled creamers when there is cinnamon?
- Create your own pasta sauce: All
pasta sauces that are available in the market are high in sugar. So why not
create one on your own. It’s an easy way to can cut down your sugar intake without
spending too much.
And that’s all of it! Making little sacrifices to your eating habits can go a long way. Don’t be afraid to give up or consume minimal portions of your favorite sugary treats. The important thing is you choose to go to the right path of living a healthier life. Your body will definitely thank you later!