"Believe it or not, sugar cravings have been described by some as similar to those for highly addictive drugs."
Highly refined sugar, in the form of table sugar or high fructose corn syrup, is kryptonite to optimal health. Your energy, immune system, metabolism, hormones and inflammatory markers are all negatively affected. The overwhelming availability of this ingredient in the developed world has given rise to obesity and diabetes.
With increased sugar intake, the signs of aging, weight gain, fatigue, bone loss, poor sleep, mental fatigue and depression escalate. Key nutrients, such as magnesium and calcium, can also be lost by consuming refined sugars.
Believe it or not, sugar cravings have been described by some as similar to those for highly addictive drugs. Optimal health, and the restriction of these foods, requires a dedication to better nutrition. The following tips will help limit cravings and sugar intake.
What about artificial sweeteners? Artificial sweeteners like SplendaTM may actually increase sugar cravings and should be avoided. Instead, use agave nectar or stevia which is a plant extract.
What about more natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup? The body is going to handle these sweeteners in much the same way it does highly refined sugars. If you have a craving, these are preferred, along with the natural sweetener stevia. Always enjoy in moderate amounts. Remember, the more you feed yourself with unsweetened, natural foods, the less you will crave the sweet stuff.
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