If you’re anything like me, you really, REALLY like sugar. Honestly though, who doesn’t? (If that’s you, you’re in the minority and I don’t trust you). Jokes aside, sugar IS a prominent ingredient in the American food industry, making it harder and harder to avoid the temptation to indulge in it every day. Oftentimes, we don’t even realize we’re consuming it! So how do we reduce these temptations and halt the hankering for cookies in its tracks? Try out these different options to get you back in control.
Snack on fermented foods
Excess consumption of sugar can adversely affect the microflora in your gut. This imbalance of good to bad bacteria caused by refined sugar and carbohydrates act as part of the reason for why you crave MORE sugar. Fermented foods and drinks contain a range of probiotics (or good bacteria) that can help to restore this microflora and bring balance to your gut. Think raw sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, kombucha, kefir, and quality cultured yogurts. Try snacking on these when you feel a sugar craving coming on, or even when you don’t!