5 Foods that Reduce Sweet Cravings

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One of the most common causes of obesity is impulsive eating, which causes you to eat any kind of unhealthy foods, rich in sugars, flours, and low-quality fats uncontrollably.

These foods, which largely don’t give your body nutrients, turn into stores quickly and thus increase in those areas where every person easily accumulates more fats.

In this article, we will list some foods that help fight the impulsive need to eat sweets, which can be related to imbalances in blood glucose levels.

Healthy Sweets

The secret of the foods that we will mention below is that they all contain natural sweetness; some, because of their content in healthy sugars and others because of another kind of nutrients with a sweet flavor. But they all definitely have the property of satisfying sweet cravings.

Glucose levels vary continuously, which can cause the need to eat sugar, which you can counteract with these foods.

Cinnamon

This surprising spice, which is used in the natural treatment for type II diabetes, reduces blood sugar levels and slows down the emptying of the stomach, which reduces the cravings for sugar that often occur after meals. These cravings are those that happen a little after eating when you feel the need to eat something sweet.

How to consume it?

Cinnamon can be used in multiple ways. Try to use Ceylon cinnamon, which is the most beneficial kind, and eat it:

  • In any kind of sweet and dessert: sponge cakes, flan, ice cream, etc.
  • In an infusion, after a meal.
  • Combined with honey, on an empty stomach.

5 Foods that Reduce Sweet Cravings




Pumpkin

Pumpkin is rich in carbohydrates, but its high fiber content makes these get absorbed little by little, which causes balanced and consistent levels of sugar in the blood.

It is important to note that people that abuse sweets also tend to have intestinal parasites, although they are unaware of this. These parasites contribute more to sweet cravings because they feed off of them. For that reason, we recommend that you also eat pumpkin seeds, which are one of the oldest remedies to fight and get rid of them.

How to consume it?

Although they are generally consumed cooked, you can also eat it raw and grated in salads. In turn, if you cook it, pumpkin is delicious in cream form.

Thanks to its sweetness, you can cut thin strips of pumpkin, as if it were carpaccio, and bake it with a little bit of cinnamon. This recipe is delicious for dessert.

5 Foods that Reduce Sweet Cravings

Carrots

Carrots also have complex carbohydrates that need to be digested to be turned into sugar. Just like pumpkin, they are gradually absorbed and do not cause sugar cravings.

How to consume it?

Eat it raw, preferably. The most effective way, if you have a blender, is in juice form mixed with apple, for example.

You can also grate it and add it to any kind of plates as a garnish, salads, soups, or even sandwiches.

Sweet Potato

There are many kinds of sweet potato and they also have their slightly sweet flavor in common. Sweet potato is rich in natural sugars, but that should not alarm you because this sugar content is compensated for its high content in fiber. Specifically, the type of fiber in sweet potatoes is pectin, which slows down the absorption of sugars.

How to consume it?

Sweet potato is very satisfying but we don’t recommend eating it in the afternoon. The best hours are in the morning or even for lunch and you can bake or boil it, just like a potato.

Stevia

This plant from Paraguay is becoming popular as a natural sweetener thanks to its multiple benefits, among which we highlight the property to regulate blood glucose levels, just like what happens with cinnamon. It also contains 0 calories, which is why it’s great for fighting sweet cravings. You won’t feel the need to eat other sugars with the incredible sweetness of this plant.

How to consume it?

Stevia lets you sweeten infusions, lemonades, and drinks naturally.

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