Prioritize whole foods over packaged foods. Also, generally avoid passively strolling through the middle aisles as this is where most of the sugar lies: cold drinks, juices, biscuits, snacks, and more.
It is important to also watch out for High Fructose Corn Syrup, maltose and maltodextrin, fruit or juice concentrate, etc. as these are cheaper industrial substitutes for refined sugar.
Most packaged foods come with bold marketing claims like ‘10X more iron and fiber’. Check the nutrition intake of these products to know how much sugar and fiber is consumed with each serving.
Prepare home-cooked meals to reduce any excess strain that could be caused by bad cholesterol or too much sugar.
Not all sugar is bad. Naturally derived sugar like jaggery, coconut sugar, dates, stevia, etc. are healthier options when consumed in limited amounts.