There are very few people among us who don’t crave sugar at least once a day and, unfortunately, the sweet stuff is not good for you.
Apart from ruining your teeth, it can cause you to crash after a sugar rush, overindulge on calories and prevent your body from knowing when it is full meaning you eat more than you need.
It’s time to cut the habit!
If you don’t really want to quit, you won’t. Make sure you really want to kick the habit.
Know where it’s hiding
Sugar has a lot of different names on food labels. Look out for words that end in ‘ose’ like fructose or sucrose.
Choose an alternative
When it comes adding flavour to your food opt for herbs and spices instead of sugar.
Eat healthy food
If you eat a well balanced diet, your body won’t have room for sugar so it won’t crave it.
The best way to deal with cravings is to put all sugary foods out of sight and be prepared to suffer for a little while. Hopefully, your cravings should be gone within a week… hopefully!
Are you up for the challenge?
Bananas are a great snack to carry with you on the go. From being a mineral-enriched fruit to helping you stay full for longer, the health benefits of eating bananas are just endless really.
Having a banana is a great way to boost your energy levels. The carbohydrates and natural sugar can help keep you energised for much longer than a can of Red Bull.
Bye bye constipation
If you want to make sure everything down there is in good working order, then eat more bananas. They contain just enough fibre to improve digestion and regulate bowel movements.
The potassium in bananas helps keep your blood pressure in check. Regular consumption of bananas will help you maintain a normal heartbeat and reduce your chances of having a stroke.
Just keep smiling
When eaten, the protein in this fruit converts to serotonin, a substance known to enhance moods. So if you’re feeling down, a banana can help put you in a good mood.
No more cravings
The natural sugar in bananas mean you can have a healthy snack to fight sugar cravings.