Sugar can be addictive, can lead to obesity, and is even suspected of increasing the risk of cancer and leading to diabetes.
IOL Lifestyle spoke to dietitian Nhluvuko Ngobeni to get some advice on how you can avoid consuming too much sugar.
Here are some of the sugar substitutes recommended by him:
Honey is a natural product which contains a lot of valuable nutrients and is considered one of the oldest sweeteners in the world. It is produced by bees collecting flower nectar, breaking it down into simple sugars and then storing it in honeycombs. Honey has long been used as a healing agent in natural medicine because it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.