Five natural sugar alternatives for the recipe book
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Five natural sugar alternatives for the recipe book

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Five natural sugar alternatives for the recipe book You probably already know that high sugar intake can harm your oral health. When sugar is consumed, it mixes with bacteria in the mouth creating acids that dissolves tooth enamel and cause decay.

You probably already know that high sugar intake can harm your oral health. When sugar is consumed, it mixes with bacteria in the mouth creating acids that dissolves tooth enamel

However, not all sugars are equal.

Carbohydrates such as fruit, vegetables, grains and dairy all contain naturally-occurring sugars that are digested slowly in the body, and release a steady supply of energy.

Added sugar is commonly responsible for exceeding the recommended daily intake (50 grams or 12 teaspoons RDI). Around 70% of packaged foods on Australian supermarket shelves are thought to contain added sugar.

“47% of adults (18+ years) are consuming too much sugar.”

High sugar intake is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation and heart disease. It’s a good idea to check packaging labels for sugar content and reducing overall sugar intake.

We also recommend maintaining a good oral hygiene routine that involves brushing twice dail

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