4. Stay away from packaged snacks
Avoid packaged snacks—even “healthy” ones like organic fruit snacks or gluten-free crackers—especially when you’re trying to lower your sugar intake, Lease says. “These snacks, such as organic cookies and gummy candies, are still snacks and it doesn’t change the fact that these are processed foods that typically contain a lot of sugar and saturated fat,” she explains.
“Organic does not necessarily mean that a product is healthier in terms of the product’s nutritional profile and in general you want to limit your intake of processed foods.” Try making your own snacks at home. Bake some kale chips or make Parmesan whole wheat pita crisps—these are super healthy alternatives to store bought chips and crackers!