Steps to Take to Switch to Regular Sugar
Considering the recent studies data showing that artificial sugar makes you want sweet stuff even more resulting in increased chances to get extra weight compared to those people consuming regular sugar, we’ve decided to share steps helping quit faux sweeteners.
1. Just kick faux sugars.
Doing so please bear in mind that apart from diet beverages and that variety of tiny multicolored packages faux sugars can as well be included into products you would never say containing them. Such foods are yogurt, gum, flavored water, protein shakes and powders, cereals. To avoid them examine ingredients attentively. Aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame, potassium, saccharin and Ace K.
2. Record your cravings.
That’s right: write down all your cravings. It is convenient and much useful to have your observations recorded. Many experiences show that people who keep a diary of their food and emotional cravings before and after taking a meal, managed to quit their sweet tooth habits.
3. Get natural sugar from fruits.
Studies show that fruits do manage to satisfy our sugar cravings and there are several reasons why eating fruits is much better than a calorie-free sweetener. Natural sugar found in fruits is abundant in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and fluid, key nutrients nourishing our bodies and supporting overall health. Also fruits sugar is not concentrated. Consider the following: a cup of grapes of a tennis-ball size contains 15 grams of sugar – it is a bit less than its amount found in a tablespoon of honey. Studies have shown that people indulging in fruits weigh less and it is true even comparing them to vegetable eaters (it is very likely this happens due to the fact fruits can displace sweets what can’t be said about veggies).
4. Add sweet spices.
Though such spices as cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamon and nutmeg are not sweet, they do enhance natural sweetness. Add them to your morning coffee, natural nut butter, baked sweet potato and see how they will help you go without sweeteners at all in the long run. And one more benefit of these spices is the fact they provide with antioxidants. A teaspoon of cinnamon contains as much antioxidant power as a half cup of blueberries.
5. Consume real sugar from time to time.
American Heart Association claims the daily norm of sugar for a woman should be less than 6 level teaspoons and 9 for a man.