Struggling to maintain your New Year's resolution or simply want to keep your sugar intake down? Then try this expert suggestion...
One of the most effective ways to combat sugar cravings is to ensure that you’re eating plenty of nutrient-dense foods throughout the day so that you feel satiated.
However, if you have an off-day and can feel the sugar cravings creeping up on you, Medical Expert Board member and registered dietician Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN says that there’s a specific snack that you should reach for. Prunes.
Consuming added sugar has addictive qualities in our brain neurochemistry, so if we can simply address our need for something sweet without adding to our sugar intake, then we can avoid the knock-on effect of craving yet more sugar later.
“Prunes are naturally sweet, a factor that may help satisfy a sweet tooth,” Manaker says. “Plus, unlike candy, they contain natural antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, along with fiber to make them a satiating food.”
So, if you struggle with sugar cravings, make sure you have a stock of prunes to help you avoid temptation.
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