Of salt, fat and sugar, sugar is the hardest for me to get out of my diet. I live for candy, cake, etc, all of which are bad for me trying to stay on a heart-healthy diet. So what can I do? How about trying some fruit?
This piece from Eatingwell.com lists eight fruits that can help satisfy your sugar craving.
Usually these “healthy” lists include lots of things I don’t eat but this list has six fruits, out of eight, that I actually like.
Fresh figs are a favorite for me but I have to limit my intake to avoid stomach issues from them. Dried figs are available year-round, but the sugar is concentrated, so beware if you’re on a sugar-restricted diet. A doctor told me the same thing about avoiding grapes when I received nutrition advice for my diabetic mother.
I don’t think of apples as sugary but they made the list too as did pears.
Good luck trying these, always check with your do