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Sugar adds up quickly, and it’s easy to go overboard. Instead of reaching for the white stuff, try adding flavor and sweetness to baked goods and breakfast foods with ripe fruit. Fruits still contain sugars, but their flavors go a long way, meaning you’ll likely need less than when using conventional table sugar. Plus you’ll get added fiber and other nutrients instead of those empty calories.

The Takeaway: Sweeten with fruit instead of white sugar to avoid empty calories.


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