Monday, 5 August 2013

5 Healthy Foods to Fight Sugar Cravings

There are many health risks associated with sugar cravings and taking too many foods containing sugar. These risks include obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. The good news is that you can break the unhealthy cycle of sugar cravings by taking healthy foods that not only boost your overall health, but also fight the cravings. Below are the top 5 healthy foods to eat in order to fight sugar cravings.

Sweet potatoes-in addition to satisfying your sugar cravings, sweet potatoes also provide you with iron and vitamins B6, C, and D. The nutrients in the vegetable may also help your body prevent cancer, heart disease, and other degenerative diseases.

sweet potato

Apples- since apples are very sweet and are high in fiber, they are very effective in fighting sugar cravings.
an apple a day?

Tomatoes-one of the main causes of sugar cravings is low levels of serotonin. Tomatoes are very rich in this mineral. In addition, tomatoes are also rich in chromium, a mineral that regulates cholesterol, blood sugar and fat levels, and reduces food cravings. 

eat tomoto

Cinnamon- cinnamon contains hydroxychalcone, an ingredient that helps to enhance effects of insulin and consequently fight sugar cravings. Just sprinkle cinnamon powder into your dishes to enhance its taste and flavor. [you can't eat it]

cinnamon powder

Sweet corn-sweet corn is effective in fighting sugar cravings because it tastes sweet when cooked and is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.

sweet corn

Please note that these foods are not necessarily low-carb. Most of the low carb diets prohibits eating these foods. It is ideal for weight management. If you want to lose weight check out my low carb diet sample menu here.

You can help me by adding your own favorite foods to this list by commenting below. Thanks :)

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