You probably know that sugary foods aren’t the healthiest thing to eat, but if you’re like most Americans, you’re eating two to three times more sugar than recommended. The usual suspects — sugar in your morning coffee, soda in the afternoon, ice cream after dinner — can add up to a hefty helping of non-nutritious calories, however “hidden” sugar also lurks in less obvious foods.
#1 Eat Whole Foods That Contain Natural Sugars.
Chemically, sugar is the same whether it’s found in a carrot, an apple, or a candy bar. But fruits and vegetables are also full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and these other nutrients slow down digestion and the flow of sugar into the bloodstream, which moderates the release of dopamine into the brain.