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(HealthDay News) -- Too much sugar in your diet can lead to a host of health problems, from rotting your teeth to bulging your waistline.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to cut down on sugar:
Avoid baked goodies, candy and other sweets.
Stick to heart-healthy meals and snacks, focusing on whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables.
Drink water instead of sugary beverages.
Avoid processed foods, which tend to be high in sugar, salt and fat.
Look for recipes that use less sugar, or use unsweetened applesauce or sugar substitutes.