Eating too much sugar can lead to high blood pressure. Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, even some forms of cancer.
But the AARP has some tips to keep you healthy.
The first is simple, eat regularly. Hunger can make you crave sugar so you should eat plenty of protein and healthy fats every four hours.
You should “shop like a detective.” Check ingredient labels for sugar’s many aliases, like molasses, corn sweetener, and fructose.
Finally, stare down your sweet tooth. If a craving kicks in, distract yourself by calling a friend or reading a book.
Experts say cravings usually pass in 10 to 15 minutes. You can also eat something sour instead, like a grapefruit.
Some things to keep in mind when you’re trying to cut down on sugar.