How to beat sugar cravings naturally!
Alongside caffeine, sugar is one craving that can be hard to kick! While they may be delicious, sugar filled foods could actually be causing serious damage to your body.
- Sydney, 1 September 2016 - By Irene Falcone -
Alongside caffeine, sugar is one craving that can be hard to kick! While they may be delicious, sugar filled foods could actually be causing serious damage to your body. If you feel bloated after eating, experience an energy slump in the afternoons or struggle to lose weight... reducing your sugar intake may be the solution! According to Sara Wilson of I Quit Sugar, sugar can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes and the development of premature ageing. Whether you're looking to cut back on your sugar intake or quit completely, here are some natural wellbeing products to help beat those sugar cravings!
Read up on the health benefits of quitting sugar!
When it comes to cutting down your sugar intake, there's no better read than I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson $34.95. After experiencing constant weight fluctuations, mood swings and thyroid problems, Sarah discovered sugar was to blame! Once Sarah realised that she was consuming up to 25 teaspoons of sugar a day, she decided to make a change. This book is fantastic as it offers simple solutions to kick your sugar cravings with tips, tricks and easy to follow recipes!
Try a sugar craving spray!
Recently I've discovered the Amazonia Sugar Crave Release Spray $34.95, which is a herbal formula designed to combat your sugar cravings! This product is made with a potent blend of naturopath recommended herbs, including green black walnut hull, clove flower and pumpkin seeds. It works to break down bacterial growth in the digestive tract that may be causing your unwanted cravings!
Use magnesium products!
According to our Nourished Life Naturopath Melanie Ruckley, your sugar cravings may be the result of a magnesium deficiency! As magnesium works to regulate over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, it allows your blood glucose levels to remain moderated. Magnesium can also regulate your body's response when consuming sugar by effectively dealing with the fructose!
Improve your gut health!
As bacterial growth can affect your sugar cravings, it's important that you take care of your gut health! Supplements like the Supercharged Food Heal Your Gut Powder $18 or The Beauty Chef CLEANSE Powder $59.95, are fantastic. Filled with probiotics, prebiotics and a long list of cleansing ingredients, gut health supplements are a smart addition to your everyday routine!
NuZest Clean Lean Protein - Natural
Our Nourished Life Naturopath also recommends upping your protein intake. Lately I've been loving the NuZest Clean Lean Protein - Natural $29.95, which contains over four times the protein content of meat, fish and eggs! Derived from 88% European golden peas protein, this powder helps with the repair and growth of muscles. It also keeps you feeling fuller for longer so you won't be craving sugary treats!
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