We all know by now that too much sugar can lead to high cholesterol, high blood sugar and lead to greater risks of cancer, diabetes and heart disease so removing sugar from your diet is the first step of taking control of your diet and your health.
It is useful to identify the harmful sugars which are artificially made and those that are naturally occurring so that you can cut out the bad ones.
Fibre and antioxidants can be found in naturally occurring sugars so they are better for your health.
Around two thirds of our bodies are made up of water so it seems obvious that consuming water is important for our health but a new study has shown that increasing the consumption of plain water can help control weight and reduce intake of sodium, saturated fat and sugar.
The study by Professor Ruopeng An from the University of Illinois was published recently in theJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
The study provided a case for drinking plain water rather than other water based beverages such as broths and food containing water.