Almost all diets (vegan, paleo, ketogenic, etc.) have one thing in common: they all recommend removing added sugar. These sugars are usually added to foods to give them more flavor (especially low fat) or to make them sweeter. But unlike the natural sugars found in fruits, added sugars can undermine your health. And what’s worse, these sugars create a great addiction.
If your cravings are preventing you from eating a diet free of added sugars, adding the following foods to your diet can help you eliminate those cravings forever. And the best? That when you take them regularly the body will start to ask them instead of asking for sweets.
Replacing sugary foods with protein is one of the best ways to stabilize blood sugar levels. Taking more protein does not mean you have to be eating steaks all day. You can also opt for legumes, cereals, fish, seaweed, seeds, etc.
2. Healthy Fats
Although fats have enjoyed a bad reputation in the past, experts have finally realized that healthy fats are great for the body, especially when you are making the transition to a sugar-free diet. The best fats you can add to your diet are avocados, which are also high in protein; Vegetable shortenings (not to be confused with vegetable shortenings like margarine); Extra virgin olive oil; Coconut oil, coconut butter and foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as nuts, fish, seeds and green leafy vegetables. I also recommend coconut oil.
Supermarket shelves are plagued with foods fortified with fiber (ie, fiber is added artificially when processed), but if you want to get rid of cravings, you should opt for foods that are high in natural soluble fiber, Such as nuts, flax seeds, red fruits and fruits and vegetables.
Probiotics are the natural enemies of the candida fungus, which can cause health problems, such as skin rashes such as psoriasis, obesity, weight gain and vaginal yeast. Kefir, sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, soy or coconut yogurt, and kombucha are full of probiotics.
5. Bitter Foods
When you fancy something sweet, one of the best ways to combat that craving is to quickly go for something bitter.
Sauerkraut, kimchi and other fermented foods are great foods to add to your meals or your salads and get rid of the sweet craving.
6. Spices and Herbs
Finally, increasing the amount of spice will help the body get rid of sugar addiction, reduce cravings and improve your overall health.
Ginger for example is a natural anti-inflammatory that enhances the sensitivity of insulin, which protects us from diabetes. It is fantastic if you add it to a smoothie or a tea with honey and lemon.
Turmeric is another very potent spice to combat sugar cravings. It is known for lowering blood sugar levels and fighting insulin resistance.
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