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Health Tips 6 simple ways to beat your sugar cravings

The more we eat whole and fresh foods, the more we nourish our body, and the more the desire for sugary foods decreases

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We all know the negative effects of sugar; weight gain increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels, the list goes on.

Cravings is normally caused by a lack of nutrients in the body. Eating nutritious and healthy foods is the key to reducing sugar cravings.

The more we eat whole and fresh foods, the more we nourish our body, and the more the desire for sugary foods decreases.

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  • Clean your house

Get rid of sugary temptations at home and work. Your family must be ready to support you with this course. They should avoid taking sugary foods in your presence.

  • Create a distraction

Find a hobby or skill that will help you overcome your sugar addiction. You can try blogging about your addiction to help others going through the same problem. Read a book every day or join a cooking class. Try something fun and innovative.

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  • Eat foods that are high in the mineral magnesium

Sugar cravings may actually be a result of magnesium deficiency. Try dark leafy greens, cocoa, nuts and seeds, brown rice, quinoa, and avocado they are rich in magnesium.

  • Eat foods high in zinc

Oysters, lobsters, crabs, beans, nuts are super packed with zinc that is needed for insulin-glucose utilization, and a deficiency can lead to sugar cravings.

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  • Spice up your meals with cinnamon and  nutmeg

Popular spices cinnamon and nutmeg help to balance your blood sugar and reduce sugar cravings aside its culinary purposes.

Eat a teaspoon of extra-virgin coconut oil three times a day

This will help boost metabolism, nourish the brain, and reduce sugar cravings. Add coconut oil to your smoothies, soups, and stir-fries.

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  • Drink more water and herbal teas

Dehydration is linked to food cravings. Drink more water about half your body weight in ounces of water daily. Add a slice of lemon to your water to improve the taste if needed.

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