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No Sugar Added

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I recently read an article about sugar and how it’s as addictive as cocaine and heroin. I always knew that sugar wasn’t great for you, but I never thought of it as a “drug”  or something we could all be seriously addicted to — so I decided it was time to take some action to remove added sugars from my life!

I did some grocery store research to figure out where all my added sugars were coming from and I was floored when I realized that added sugars are hiding in nearly everything! I know that sugar is in sodas, juices, etc., but here is just a small sampling of the items I didn’t expect to find so much added sugar in:

Ketchup
Bread
Tomato Sauce
Granola
Yogurt
Salad Dressing
Mayonnaise
Instant Oatmeal
Dried Fruit
“Whole Grain” Cereals… and the list goes on!

After reading so many labels full of added sugars, I have decided to embark on a “No Added Sugar” quest for the next two months to see what happens. I will be label-reading like a mad woman, and will be practicing my cooking skills to make homemade no-sugar versions of some of the sugar-filled items we typically buy at the grocery store.  Not all of my homemade creations will be winners, but I will try to share some of the best recipes here on a weekly basis!

Three cheers for No Added Sugars!

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