“To kick chocolate cravings to the curb reach for a low-sugar, protein-rich chocolate smoothie instead, advises the team behind leading natural health publication Health Bytes. You’ll balance your blood sugar, and may help reduce your risk of colon cancer according to the study.
After all, as the study showed that people who ate a diet rich in foods that spike blood sugar and insulin levels were “up to 80% more likely to experience cancer recurrence or even death than those who ate the least amount of these foods,” reports lacolon.com.
And that means chocolate has to go.
But how to you put a stop to those chocolate cravings that have you climbing up the walls in desperation?
Five ways to release your body from the chains of chocolate addiction
There are a few easy ways to take control of your chocolate addiction, says Health Bytes.
1. Increase your protein intake. Our bodies often exhibit cravings for sweets when what it really needs is more protein. So cut your chocolate craving by reaching for foods like peanuts that are rich in protein.
2. Take a daily multivitamin. Some nutrients help keep blood sugar stable, so ensure you get enough of them by supplementing your diet appropriately.
3. Ditch sugary cereals. Eating sweet things in the morning or early afternoon tends to stimulate sweet cravings throughout the day. So eat a breakfast that is NOT sweet by ditching sweetened cereals and muffins for unsweetened porridge, an egg-white omelette or lean protein.
4. If you have suffer from the sugar blues in the morning (around 10-10:30am) and again in the afternoon around (2-4pm), drink a cup of sweet vegetable juice (such as carrot juice) each day.
5. Avoid artificial sweeteners. Research shows that artificial sweeteners cause intense cravings for sweets.
Who would have thought chocolate cravings could be that dangerous? Take these steps today to kick them to the curb and slash your risk of developing deadly colon cancer at the same time.