To cut down on sugar

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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  • Cut out sugar in hot drinks. For cold drinks, drink mineral water or unsweetened fruit juice rather than fizzy drinks. Drink dry wine or cider rather than sweet.
  • Use less sugar than stated in recipes. Cut by at least half to begin with, and steadily reduce further.
  • Buy sugar-free or low-sugar jams.
  • Check all labels on processed foods, as these are often high in sugar. Ingredients are listed in order, according to the amounts used. A surprising number of savoury foods contain sugar. Examples are tomato ketchup, baked beans, soups, sauces, pickles and canned vegetables.
  • If you feel like a snack, eat savoury sandwiches, such as wholewheat bread with alfalfa sprouts, rather than biscuits/cookies.
  • Try some of the substitutes shown here.