Less Sugar, simplified.
If you’re trying to decrease added sugar in your diet, Publix can help. We've made it easier than ever to identify foods that have more of the nutrients you need, like fiber, and less of the things you don’t need, like saturated fat, or added sodium, or added sugar. Just look for the green Better Choice tags throughout the store that highlight which products in a particular category, like yogurt, offer less-added-sugar options for you.
Why choose less added sugar?
Sugar sweetens foods and enhances flavor. It's no wonder so many people gravitate toward foods and drinks containing sugar. Unfortunately, excessive consumption of sugar can cause health problems. Research* shows that a high intake of added sugars is linked with obesity, which can lead to conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Added sugars also add calories without contributing essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. So people who consume a lot of added sugar generally do not eat enough of the nutrient-rich foods they need, like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy.
- Why Sugar Is in Food. The Sugar Association. Accessed August 02, 2016.
- Diabetes Risk Factors. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health (NIH): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Accessed August 02, 2016.
- Johnson Rachel K., Lawrence J. Appel, Michael Brands, et al. Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. American Heart Association Journals: Circulation. September 15, 2009. Accessed August 02. 2016.