5 ways to curb your sugar cravings


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Love your liver

Holistic health coach, Frances Murchison says, “Your liver does more than filter out your body's toxins—it also plays a vital role for your sugar cravings. A healthy liver plays a key role in regulating blood sugar levels."

Eat more dark chocolate

It’s about teaching your body to like the healthier kind of sweet. So have dark chocolate as it is healthier because it’s higher in antioxidants and cocoa.

Feed your good gut bacteria

Your gut bacteria play a surprising role in setting off food cravings, so keep them happy with the right foods. "Honey is a good prebiotic food, other foods with probiotics include asparagus, bananas, eggplant, garlic, sugar maple, and yoghurt” says Dietician Elizabeth Lipski.

Watch the labels

There are a lot of products that may appear healthy but actually, have a lot of sugar in them. When grocery shopping, take the time to read the labels correctly. For instance, the flavour that you lose from the fat in yoghurt to make it ‘low fat’ is often replaced with sugar.

Change your mindset

Another thing that could curb the sugar cravings and help you eat less sugar is you not being so restrictive. Restrictive diets normally don’t work so rather change your mind set and be more aware of what you eat and say “sometimes” instead of “never”.

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