Whether it’s lollies, a can of soft drink or that trusty chocolate bar that always hits the spot, when the 4pm slump hits few of us can avoid reaching for a sugary treat to get us through the afternoon.
Who can blame us? The sweet stuff not only seems to ease day-to-day stresses, it also increases our energy levels and makes us feel good. The downside is sugar can impact our waistline, skin and mood — making our cravings for something sweet much less innocent than they may appear.
There’s plenty of chatter about ditching the sweet stuff entirely and going sugar-free, but simply cutting back can make a big difference to your health and mental wellbeing.
Here are five ways to give yourself a sweet little lift without the added sugar.