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Eating less sugar in 5 steps

In this blog we tell you how you can eat less sugar in 5 easy steps. Cutting down on sugar does not have to be difficult at all! With just a few small adjustments in your daily life, you can consume a lot less sugar!

Eat less sugar or sugar free?

Often you come across many sugar-free recipes online. If you then look at the nutritional values of the ingredients, you still see sugar listed. Why is this? Many ingredients contain naturally occurring sugars. Think of fruits or dairy products. So eating completely 100% sugar-free can be a big challenge.

That's why many people choose to focus on consuming less sugars. This starts first with becoming aware of your sugar consumption. In the following 5 steps, we explain to you how you can start reducing eating sugar.

1. Read nutrition labels

Eating less sugar starts with awareness of the amount of sugars in products. Now, you don't have to immediately start reading every label in the supermarket with reading glasses at the ready. But reading a food label once in a while is a good first step. You'll be amazed at the amount of sugars in products!

2. Recognize hidden names for sugars

Look not only at the nutritional values on the label when you want to eat less sugar, but also at the list of ingredients. This is because sugar appears in many different names on food labels. Besides "sugar," you will also see dextrose, fructose, glucose, sucrose or sucrose. Remember the following rules: we believe in avoiding ingredients ending in -ose. After all, these are also all varieties of sugar. Also avoid bastard sugar, brown sugar, candy, syrup, invert sugar, molasses, cane sugar, grape sugar and caramel. And there are many more hidden names for sugar!

3. Eat as clean as possible

Do you find reading labels a lot of hassle? Then eat as clean as possible. Choose foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. Avoid packets and sachets, so you don't have to read the label. Remember that even natural products often contain naturally occurring sugars. Some products contain more than others. For example, 1 banana easily contains 25 grams of sugar, while 100 grams of strawberries contain only 4 grams of sugar. Want to know more about this? Then study this list from the nutrition center!

4. Take it one step at a time

Stay realistic and take it one step at a time. For example, choose a breakfast with less sugar, like these Heavenly baked oats or low-carb gingerbead cake. It's better to take one step closer to your goal of eating less sugar every day, than to try to eat as sugar-free as possible from the start and then not be able to keep it up. This way, eating less sugar becomes more and more a habit and part of your lifestyle.

5. Use sugar and syrup substitutes from Steviala

Want to eat less sugar but still enjoy sweetness? Steviala has the solution for you! Use Steviala's sugar and syrup substitutes! You can make the most delicious sweet bakes with Steviala Kristal Sweet, for example. This is a sugar substitute based on sweetener from Stevia and Erythritol, but without a bitter aftertaste! So you can continue to enjoy it! So what are you waiting for? Be sure to let us know what you think! We are looking forward to it! See you very soon!

Looking for delicious recipe inspiration for eating less sugar? Then be sure to check out the Steviala recipe page!