What Should You Do If You Added Too Much Sugar to a Recipe?

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If too much sugar is added to a recipe, adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar tones down the sweetness. The amount of apple cider vinegar needed to tone down the sweetness will be determined by the amount of excess sugar that is added to the recipe. Continue adding apple cider vinegar to the recipe until the sweetness is at the desired taste. White distilled vinegar can be used in place of apple cider vinegar for the same effect.

Although apple cider and white distilled vinegar reduce the sweetness level, it does not remove the sugar from the recipe. This is why this fix is not recommended for people who have to watch their sugar intake or for people who make this mistake often.

According to research on MedPage Today, too much sugar in a person's diet can lead to cardiovascular disease. The research shows that people who receive 10 to 25 percent of their calories from added sugar are nearly 30 percent more likely to suffer a cardiovascular related death. This increased risk is brought on not only by prepared foods with high amounts of sugar, such as soda and candy, but also from adding excess sugar to homemade meals.