Ways to cut back  on extra sugar in  your diet

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Check nutrition labels

Check your nutrition labels for total grams of added sugars.

Add whole food snacks

Focusing on whole foods as snacks to reduce exposure to added sugars.

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Limit sugary beverages

Burnstine also recommends cutting back on sugary drinks like soda, fruit juices, and sweetened teas.

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Be mindful of condiments and sauces

"Many condiments and sauces, such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, and salad dressings, can contain hidden added sugars," Burnstine warns Healthline.

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Water is essential for more than helping to curb a sugar craving.

Watch your water

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Bragagnini says she encourages her patients to make drinking water part  of a healthy “habit” they can introduce and make routine.

How to get into the habit of drinking more water

"High-sodium diets cause calcium loss from your bones and urine concentration,".

Lower your sodium