A nutritionist urges you to try 5 spices that are said to curb sugar cravings.
Why do we crave sugar so much?
Food sensitivities, chronic stress, loneliness, fluctuations in blood sugar levels, or fluctuations in hormones can make us crave sweets.
However, overeating sweet foods is not the best decision. Too much sugar can lead to serious health conditions like obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, imbalanced hormones, low mood or anxiety.
Let's not forget that sugar is highly addictive. So, if you want good long-term health, you need to reduce your sugar intake.
It turns out that certain spices can help curb sugar cravings. This is according to a new report published by specialist medical website “Healthshots”.
According to the expert, when we feed our bodies with sugar, the secretion of the neurotransmitter serotonin (the feel-good hormone) increases in the brain. Besides, beta-endorphins (natural pain relievers) give us a feeling of happiness, boost our self-esteem, and help relieve anxiety; That's why digging into that box of sugary sweets feels so good. Lack of magnesium in our body is one of the main reasons for our endless desire to eat sugar. Therefore, you can increase your intake of magnesium-rich foods like dark chocolate, spinach, avocado, and pumpkin seeds.
5 Well-Known Spices That Reduce Sugar Intake?
Sugar cravings can be difficult to curb, especially with the popularity of sugary sweets and snacks.
However, traditional Indian spices are known to curb this appetite. According to nutritionist and clinical nutritionist Dr Ushakiran Sisodia.
According to experts, some spices that reduce sugar cravings include:
Cinnamon is known to stabilize blood sugar levels by mimicking insulin action and increasing glucose transport into cells.
2. Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek contains an amino acid that stimulates the release of insulin. The best option is to soak it overnight and eat it in the morning or grind it into powder and add it to curry.
Ginger regulates blood sugar and suppresses appetite due to its taste. It is a popular addition to morning tea.
Clove improves insulin action and lowers blood glucose concentrations. It can be added to rice dishes, curries or even tea.
Cardamom is a popular aromatic spice, has a unique flavor and is effective in curbing sugar cravings. So add it to tea or even rice dishes.
It is important to note that your diet should include whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats and spices along with plenty of fruits and vegetables for a healthy, sugar-free diet. If you notice an allergy or reaction to any of these spices, consult your nutritionist immediately.
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