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Eating Less Sugar at Our Apartments near The Villages, FL

There’s no doubt about it: most people eat too much sugar these days. In fact, worldwide, around 500 extra calories are being consumed daily from sugar, per person. The American Heart Association recommends that women should not have more than 100 calories of added sugar per day (which equals out to six teaspoons) and for men, no more than 150 calories per day (or nine teaspoons). So, while it’s okay for most people to consume sugar in small amounts, make sure to consult your doctor about your own sugar intake and how much sugar he or she thinks you should have in your daily diet.

In general, there are many great benefits to be found in consuming less added sugar:

• Makes it easier to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight

• Helps to preserve a natural level of energy throughout the day

• Leads to better and deeper sleep

• Curbs cravings and helps to manage hunger signals more easily

• Sharpens minds and helps people to have more mental clarity during the day

• Facilitates a body’s defenses against illnesses

No matter the reason, when considering how to eat less sugar on a daily basis, take it one small step at a time. For instance, try swapping out one sugary food item for something with less sugar, like eating a piece of whole wheat bread topped with peanut butter and a banana for breakfast instead of eating a couple bowls of heavily sweetened cereal.

At our apartments near The Villages, Florida, we offer spacious apartments available in several beautiful color schemes that feature nine-foot ceilings with crown molding, walk-in closets, and large refrigerators with icemakers. We also have many wonderful amenities, including a luxurious zero entry community pool and air-conditioned, full-sized, indoor basketball court. Contact us today or stop by our leasing office to take a tour of our community.