There are times when sugar cravings can hit people really hard and curbing the urge can be difficult to fight. Then again, given today’s foodscape that is rife with quick, cheap access to sugary beverages and quick-meal-fixes, our resolve to keep our sugar intake in check can fall off the track easily.
But fret not for you can always put your sugar cravings to rest. Here are some foods you can include in your diet to take the edge off.
Known to contain more than 70% cocoa and healthy plant compounds known as polyphenols, there can be nothing better than a few pieces of dark chocolates to please your sweet tooth without adding too much sugar in your body.
Legumes like lentils, beans, and chickpeas are good sources of protein, fibre, and nutrients. Including them in your diet can leave you feeling full and satisfied, leaving you with little chances of being hit by a craving.
Yogurt is a high protein food and also a good source of calcium that you can snack on when you are craving some sugar. It helps you feel full and is an extremely healthy choice to go for. Keep away from flavoured yogurts that are packed with sugar.
Sweet potatoes are nutritious, filling and sweet. Rich in a number of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium, they are a smart choice.
Eggs make for a great breakfast food. Including it in your diet will keep you feeling fuller for longer and reduce the chance of sugar cravings throughout the day.
So, what are you going to swap your piece of cake with the next time you crave some sugary delights? Let us know in the comments below.