You feel it…. I know you do.
That 9:00PM craving for that ‘sweet sugary goodnesssss.’ In the Charlie the Unicorn voice and everything.
I feel you. It feels like lawn mower driving you to whatever you think will satisfy your desire and you cannot be stopped.
These emergency sugar episodes may seem innocent and small at first, but they grows over time into a massive problem. Over time, and not even that much, your body can begin suffering from an accumulation of refined sugars and internal inflammation from prepackaged sugary junk foods.
Below I have compiled a list of mostly sweet foods that will not only satisfy the sweet cravings with healthy alternatives, but more importantly stop the mayday random sugar cravings that can single handedly derail your health.
- Dark Chocolate
Chocolate helps to curb sugar cravings through giving the cravings what they want: an increased level of dopamine and serotonin production in the brain. Several studies have shown that low amounts of dopamine and serotonin in the brain are linked with non stop cravings for refined sugars and unhealthy fats. This means that is dark chocolate consumption has immediate results for cravings, and also is a long term solution to cravings once and for all.
- Sweet Potatoes
This versatile vegetable has a unique sweet flavor that is powerful enough to drive any dinner or dessert dish into delicious heaven. Not only are you going to feel satisfied because it is naturally sweet, but also the vitamins and nutrients are going to keep the dopamine and serration levels in your brain higher, greatly decreasing the frequency for random ravenous sugar cravings.
- Chia Seeds
This food is a superfood that provides your body with a variety of nutritious compounds, and also loads of fiber in each serving. The high fiber within this food is great at keeping the body’s digestive system fuller, satisfied longer, and less likely to take dips and spikes in blood sugar. Less hunger combined with less blood sugar changes makes for far less sugar cravings.
This fruit in its natural form is just a sweet as most desserts are. Snacking on this raw fruit will not only quench the sweet tooth craving, but also provide you with a wealth of antioxidants and vitamins to balance your body’s hormone production and digestive balance. Simultaneously, the fiber, potassium and iron in this food will give you the sudden burst of energy that usually accompanies a remedied sugar craving.
- Peppermint Tea
This tea is one that immediately relaxes that body and takes that “edge off” of intense random sugar cravings. In addition to that, aromatic therapy with this tea has been shown to help to fight sugar cravings, indigestion, and other nagging symptoms part of the sugar withdrawal process such as rollercoaster amounts of dopamine and serotonin in the brain.
Like chia seeds, this food is also considered a phenomenal superfood, just a little less popular. Other than the host of nutrients that balance brain hormones and circulatory system, this food also has an abundance of energy giving amino acids such as tyrosine. This amino acid is a building block protein that causes the brain to produce dopamine and a similar hormone, norepinephrine. High amounts of this amino acid have proven to provide the same chemical brain reaction that causes your body to crave a sugar “high.”
These have the same sweet taste, but being that they are natural sugars accompanied by lots of fiber they do not give your body the horrible effects that a normal sugar craving would. The high amount of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories also promote balance within the body so that if you do have a sweet craving, it won’t be for artificial sugars but will most likely be for more berries and fruits of the same variety. Better health all around 😊
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You don’t have to cut sweet food from your diet all together, just adding natural fruit and vegetable sugars, and the need for artificial and refined ones will disappear. This type of approach will not only provide you with more satisfaction immediately, but over time is sure to decrease ravenous cravings for unhealthy sugars by satisfying the urge without them. Classic Jedi body-food-mind trick. Works every time. 😊
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