Answers to Common Nutrition Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about nutrition.

What are some ways people can reduce their sugar intake?

The best way to reduce added sugar in your diet is to avoid foods with excessive added sugar, according to the American Academy of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon (AAFP).

Limiting and eliminating the following foods and drinks, according to the AAFP, can be a great help:

  • Baked goods
  • Candy and other sweets
  • Processed foods
  • Sugary drinks, including soda and fruit punch

Sugary drinks are the No. 1 offender when it comes to added sugar in foods in American diets, according to the American Heart AssociationOff Site Icon (AHA).

Talk to your doctor about some ways to reduce sugar intake.

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Source: Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Joyce Tebbe, ACNP, Covington Family Care; Stephen Liptak, PsyD, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Paul Jennewine, MD, Middletown Medical Group; Kimberly Bethel, Trotwood Physician Center; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Faisal Khatri, MD, Premier Family Care of Mason