Sugar can be addictive, but its excessive consumption can cause health problems. So, as much as you can, avoid a sugar glut!
Simran Saini, nutritionist and weight loss consultant, Fortis Hospital, explains the harmful effects of too much sugar:
* People with severe sugar addiction can opt for sugar substitutes as a safe alternative. These offer the same taste as sugar but with almost zero calories.
* Sugar substitutes are ideal for those suffering from diabetes, obesity and other health conditions. People who consume sugar substitutes are able to significantly reduce their calorie intake without feeling hungry. Stevia, aspartame, and sucralose are three sugar substitutes popular worldwide that are now available in India too
* It is important to reduce our daily consumption of sugar if we have to stay healthy and avoid serious medical disorders as we grow old. Sugar substitutes are a sweet but safe way to satisfy our sweet tooth without compromising on health.