Kick your sugar habit

Cutting back on sugar is one of the best things you can do for your health! Excessive sugar intake increases our risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of kidney failure. Here are a few tips on how you can reduce your sugar intake.

Look out for the Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS)

When shopping for groceries, we are often spoilt for choice by the variety of brands available. Go for those with the HCS symbol as they contain less sugar.

Go for whole fruit instead of fruit juice 

Fruit has naturally occurring sugars in it. As a glass of fruit juice tends to contain more than one piece of fruit, you could unknowingly be consuming a large amount of sugar! Get the full benefits of the fruit by eating it as it is, as juicing removes fibre from the fruit.

Always choose water

Water contains zero sugar and zero calories. It’s the best choice for your health! Add a slice of lemon to your water for a refreshing drink on a hot day.