Sugar is a sociopath of foods. It acts sweet, but it’s really poison.
Increasingly more often we hear about the harmful effects of excess sugar on health and the fact that we get to eat it without knowing.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Eat dark chocolate, honey, peanut butter.
Many products in the market (sauces, bread, preserves, salads, yogurts, broth, tomato sauce) contain hidden sugar.
The fun part is – none of us read the label, and, hence, we do not know how much sugar we are consuming on daily basis.But, this is not good.
So, how do you manage to get rid of sugar addiction and how to trick the need for the sweet?
Find Natural Substitutes For Sugar
If you are addicted to things like cakes, try to replace sugar with powdered carob syrup, agave, maple syrup and stevia. These all are natural sweeteners with zero calories, extracted from the plant with the same name. All these substitutes are available at health food stores, just go to these stores more often.
Eat Honey or Peanut Butter
Fortunately, honey flavor is so intense that we cannot we eat too much. Whereas in case of chocolate or eclair, we cannot say the same. So, it is a good idea when it is about getting rid of sweet cravings. Go for a teaspoon of honey or to make a sandwich for you of honey and peanut butter.
Never Buy Sweets
Try quitting the habit of buying sweets all the time. Instead of sweets, buy dry fruits like walnuts, almonds and others. If you abstain from buying sweets, then it’s easier to get rid of sugar addiction.
Eat Dark Chocolate
Do you know that dark chocolate, due to its high flavonoid and some powerful antioxidants, prevents heart attacks and strokes?
Dark chocolate reduces cravings for sweets, energizes the body, lowers cholesterol, has an anti-wrinkle effect, and helps in metabolizing blood sugar.
Drink Fewer Fruit Juices
Fruit juices, even if they are natural, contain more sugar. Instead, better eat them as such. Do you know that berries have a lower sugar content than other fruits.
Cook At Home
When creating your own food, you know what you put into it and there is no risk to eating more sugar than you intend. Try to do less children sweet cakes and avoid buying cakes in the cafeteria.