Sugar addiction can happen to anyone.
And it’s one of the hardest habits to break.
Almost everything we consume has sugar in it so deciding to give up or reduce your sugar consumption is easier said than done. However – it CAN be done.
Here are 5 foods you can eat to curb your sugar cravings:
1. Herbal Tea
Stock up on strongly flavored teas such as peppermint or ginger, and sweeter ones like licorice, for a sugar-free pick-me-up. Sugar cravings are usually triggered by stress and inadequate sleep, so choose a tea blend that will help you wind down and relax before going to bed.
Some of the bacteria thriving in your gut depend on sugar for food – which could be the bad guys driving your cravings. Fermented veggies like kimchi and sauerkraut help bring back the balance into your gut biology by introducing more good bacteria, otherwise known as probiotics. If sauerkraut isn’t your thing, you can also try kefir or plain yogurt.
3. Coconut Oil
Bring back the flavor in your meals, sans the sugary stuff, with a little healthy fat. Coconut oil has a mild sweet taste and medium-chain triglycerides, which fuel the body with energy.
4. Leafy greens
Did you know Traditional Chinese Medicine uses leafy greens to lighten up the spirit? If you eat sugar to chase away the blues, try adding more leafy greens to your diet instead, such as kale, Swiss chard, beet greens, mustard greens, collards, and spinach.
5. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a great snack for when sugar cravings come on strong. This sweet and starchy vegetable is best roasted, and then topped with a little cinnamon and coconut oil.
Read the full article on Mindbodygreen here for the full list of foods you can eat to curb sugar cravings.