Is your diet too high in sugar and dairy? Are you becoming a worry wart? You can alleviate the worry. Here are some suggestions to limit your intake of sugar and dairy products.
Most dairy products contain high amounts of fat and even though they offer essential vitamins such as Vitamins A and D as well as calcium, it may be wiser to choose low-fat dairy products to incorporate into your diet. For example, skim milk is just as delicious as regular milk, but contains less fat and calories.
In addition, certain cheeses not only contain high amounts of fat, but salt as well. It is a good idea to limit the amount of caloric intake by choosing cheeses that contain low-fat content such as cottage cheese. Today, you can purchase low-fat mozzarella, ricotta, and American cheese at your local supermarket.
When it comes to sugar and sugar products, it’s hard to avoid sugar entirely. While there are low-calorie sugars, these are mostly utilized in baking and cooking. Moderation is the key.
Most of us have a sweet tooth, and enjoying a bar of chocolate now and again is perfectly fine. But with obesity now considered a pandemic in our society, especially for children, substituting a healthy meal with sugary snacks has become a major problem in our society.
A diet rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber is essential not only for keeping weight down, but providing the essential nutrients our bodies need for good health.
Too much sugar can cause a myriad of problems such as tooth decay, diabetes, higher levels of cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Another point to be made about sugar is that it is an “empty ingredient”, that is, it has no nutritional value whatsoever.
Here is an interesting statistic: According to the Dietary Guidelines for America, there are certain foods and drinks that contain high amounts of sugar. For example, there is 33% of sugar in most soft drinks, 16% sugar in candy, 13% sugar in cookies, pies, and cakes, as well as milk and daily products.
Therefore, they assert that those who consume a high amount of soft drinks are more likely to increase caloric intake than their counterparts. This is especially indicative of children who often consume a higher amount of soft drinks and snacks than foods high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
So should you worry? Depending upon your diet regimen, you may be susceptible to many of the conditions associated with consuming too much sugar and dairy products. However, if you are following a diet regimen that contains less than 10% of sugar daily, and you consume low-fat dairy products, you are certainly on the right track to a healthier you.