If you've ever attempted eliminating sugar from your diet, you know how tough it can be - especially when the cravings for something sweet strike!
But did you know that there are a number of foods you can eat when you're craving sugar that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Here are nine of them.
Nine foods that will curb your sweet tooth
#1: Chia seeds
Chia seeds are full of fibre and absorb up to 10 times their own weight in liquid, so they fill you up quickly. If you usually snack throughout the day or overeat at mealtimes, this seed can help prevent this.
#2: Coconut oil
Not only does coconut oil have a delicious, sweet taste – it also slows down the release of glucose into your blood, which helps you feel satisfied for longer.
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#3: Ground flaxseeds
Like chia seeds, ground flaxseeds are abundant in fibre, which promote that full-for-longer feeling. They also reduce candida symptoms, which go hand in hand with sugar cravings.
#4: Poppy seeds
Poppy seeds are rich in the mineral zinc. Zinc deficiency can lead to intense sugar cravings.
Quinoa is a top healthy grain that’s full of magnesium. A deficiency in magnesium may be the culprit behind you sweet cravings in the first place!
Brimming with omega-3 fatty acids and glutamine, salmon fights cravings for both sugar and carbohydrate. (Bonus: Glutamine helps keep your blood sugar
Garlic keeps cravings at bay by distracting your palate. When you next crave something sweet, try eating a snack or meal with garlic and waiting half an hour before reaching for sweet treats.
#8: Sea salt
Sea salt – unrefined, of course – is fantastic for replenishing your mineral levels. Packed with magnesium, it also helps regulate your blood glucose levels.
Spirulina is a green superfood
that contains digestible protein, which quickly banishes hunger. It also provides you with an array of essential vitamins and minerals that promote energy production.
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