Five Foods For a Healthier Lifestyle

If one of your resolutions this year is a healthier lifestyle, chances are that reducing your processed sugar intake is on your list.

Below are foods that can help reduce and or eliminate sugar cravings:

Apples: One of the best fruits to help fight sugar cravings is the apple. Apples taste very sweet and they are also high in fiber. Fiber makes the stomach feel full and helps satisfy sugar cravings.

Sweet Corn: Sweet corn is great for fighting sugar cravings because it tastes sweet when cooked, and because of its high fiber content, one will feel quite full after eating it. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Sweet Potato: Another vegetable that tastes sweet when cooked is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes can be chopped up and then fried to make sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes will not only satisfy sugar cravings, but also supply the body with vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and iron. The nutrients in sweet potatoes can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases.

Cinnamon: One of the main ingredients in cinnamon has powerful insulin-boosting effects, preventing the blood-sugar spikes that cause sugar cravings.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes are high in serotonin. Studies suggest that low serotonin levels are among the main causes of sugar cravings. The serotonin tells a person’s brain that his sugar cravings have been satisfied. Tomatoes are also high in chromium, a mineral that reduces food cravings, regulates cholesterol, fat and blood sugar levels.


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