How much sugar are you consuming daily? Most likely you're overindulging and not even realizing it. According to the American Heart Association, you should be between 6 and 9 teaspoons per day. That's basically the equivalent to one can of soda, folks. Now we're not suggesting to avoid sugar completely because that would be almost impossible and life just wouldn't be as sweet, however, there are ways to cut back on your sugar intake. Here are 5 reasons how, all while still satisfying your sweet tooth.

Crunchy-Chewy Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Yogurt-Cheese Tarts with Mint
Carrot Cake Gelly Shots
Tangy Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Stout Brownies

For more delicious dessert recipes, these low-sugar and sugar-free desserts can help make life a little sweeter.

For additional information on natural sugars, check out these sweet articles: Is honey healthier than sugar? and Can I substitute honey for sugar in baked goods?