(HealthDay News) -- Sugar is added to many foods, drinks and condiments. But too much dietary sugar can contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cavities.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these ways to reduce dietary sugar:
- Reduce the amount of baked desserts, sweets and candies that you eat.
- Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean types of proteins.
- Drink water in place of drinks that may be laden with sugar.
- Avoid eating processed foods.
- Choose baking recipes that call for less sugar, cut back on sugar in recipes, or use a sugar substitute.