Fight The Sugar Dragon With These Snacks
If you’re trying to get rid of sugar in your life, or maybe you have successfully, yet you still crave it, there might be a bigger issue trying to get your attention. When your body is starved for nutrients it will crave the very foods that continue to deplete it. Nourishing your body with nutrient-dense foods can help you tame your cravings.
At other times your sugar cravings may be hormonal in nature. If this is the case your body is missing the way sugar creates a flood of feel-good hormones, even if it’s only making the problem worse in the long run. And yes, even men can have hormonal sugar cravings.
The following are some nutrients we may be depleted in if we are constantly craving sugar even if we've successfully detoxed from it.
I like to get my chromium from nutrient-dense foods instead of relying on a supplement. Here are the foods with the highest levels of naturally occurring chromium…
● Natural grass fed cheese, eggs, and beef
● Brewer’s yeast
● Sweet potato
Magnesium helps to calm the nerves & relax smoothe muscle. It’s a very common mineral deficiency. Some sources state that over 90% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Part of the reason for this is because most foods that people regularly consume contain magnesium’s counterpart, calcium. Calcium has the opposite effect of magnesium, it’s constricting. Calcium and magnesium work in concert together to contract muscles, but when out of balance can cause issues.
Here are some foods that are naturally high in magnesium…
● Dark leafy greens
● Raw cacao (my fav!)
● Raw cashew nuts
Tryptophan is an important compound, it’s the precursor to serotonin & melatonin, the hormones that are responsible for happiness and sleep, respectively. Foods that are high in tryptophan give you the building blocks you need for balancing your hormones and feeling better & balanced.
Some of the foods highest in tryptophan are…
● Free range turkey
● Natural grass fed cheeses
● Organ meats
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