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How can I eat less sugar as a teen?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
As a rule of thumb, go for naturally sweet items, like fruit, or find ways to get your sugar fix without overloading -- a piece of chocolate rather than the whole bar, for instance. When you want to sweeten a drink, use sugar but dissolve it in warm water first. Dissolving it beforehand will cut down on the amount of sugar you need to achieve the desired sweetness. (You can also try a plant-derived cane sugar substitute, such as agave nectar, a cactus juice that tastes just like sugar and comes in liquid form, so you don't have to do the mixing.)
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