In 4 steps… How can you reduce sugar in your diet?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — Sugar is known to lead to weight gain and chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and others.

And the Omani Ministry of Health stated, through its official account on the “Instagram” website, that there are some steps that can be taken to reduce sugar consumption.

What’s the highlight?

  • Avoid juices and fruit drinks that contain added sugar
  • Avoid soft drinks, energy and sports drinks
  • It is recommended to reduce the amount of sugar while making homemade desserts by half
  • It is advisable to gradually reduce the amount of sugar in tea and coffee

And in the event that you are among the people who find it difficult to give up eating sweets in general, the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar has also published, via “Instagram”, a set of tips that will help you.


  • Set specific days to only eat dessert, such as on the weekends


  • Replace dessert with healthy alternatives such as fresh, frozen, or dried fruit, or low-fat, low-sugar desserts.


  • Reduce the amount of sugar you add to your recipes when making cakes and desserts, and replace sugar with unsweetened sauce


  • Compare desserts in the supermarket, and read the nutritional label to avoid choosing sweets that contain high amounts of sugar

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