Sugar is increasingly being linked with disease and poor health, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and the inflammation underlying a number of illnesses.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Healthy Options
Fruit is nature’s candy, from anti-oxidant rich berries to vitamin C bearing kiwi and oranges, fruit is the ideal choice to satisfy your sweet tooth. To sweeten other foods, opt for raw honey or real maple syrup, they have a lower glycemic index and offer added health benefits lacking in white and fake sugars.
Balance Your Ph Levels
A diet rich in leafy greens promotes a healthier ph level. More acidic ph levels can feed your sugar addiction, whereas a more alkaline, balanced state has been found to help diminish sugar cravings. Regular exercise can also help promote alkaline Ph levels.
In recent decades, sugar has been added to countless non-dessert food items, everything from milk products to pasta sauce, breading, and even meat. Check labels and choose wisely. Also, familiarize yourself with other names for sugar and sweeteners like ““high fructose corn syrup,” “corn syrup,” “corn sweetener,” “evaporated cane juice,” “fructose,” “dextrose,” sucrose,” and sucralose.”
Often in the heat of the moment, hunger pangs and temptation meet, resulting in unhealthy food choices. Plan ahead, shop and prepare healthy meals and snacks to keep your blood sugar and energy levels balanced.
Coconut oil has been found to nip sugar cravings in the bud – fast! One of the richest sources of medium-chain fatty acids, coconut oil gets processed in the body as energy, minus the ensuing crash that comes from eating sugar.
You are what you eat, so make healthy food choices and treat your body right!