Do you have a sweet tooth?
The Sugar Blog can help you create a comfortable space to learn about what to do with all the processed foods that can infiltrate our lives, one of the most addictive is refined sugar.
A sweet tooth can lead to harmful sugar addictions which can eventually cause inflammation in the body and lifestyle diseases like chronic fatigue and diabetes. Furthermore, sugar addiction can negatively impact mental and emotional health and well-being.
The good news is, not all sugar is bad or created equal… Giving up refined sugar doesn’t necessarily mean giving up your sweet tooth.
The best way to reduce harmful sugar cravings is to replace addictive versions with wholesome, whole food sweeteners such as dates, honey or maple syrup.
Packed with phytonutrients, Medjool Dates are nature’s unprocessed sweetener and are also rich in dietary fibre and immune-boosting qualities.
Keep a little container full of pitted Medjool dates in your bag so you never get caught out when that 3pm sugar craving hits.
Medjool Dates are also a wonderful energising snack food to eat with extra protein such as raw macadamia nuts, walnuts or almonds.
Raw Organic Honey
Raw Honey is a natural antibacterial, anti-fungal food that is loaded with antioxidants and is one of the healthiest, mineral-rich foods you can eat. Local honey from your area will boost your immune system even more and may be sourced from weekend farmer’s market or from your local health food store.
Organic Maple Syrup
Made from the sap of black or red maple trees, maple syrup is loaded with numerous anti-inflammatory qualities and packed full of antioxidants and minerals. Substitute maple syrup in your porridge or when baking afternoon snacks.
Sugar withdrawal symptoms…
As you cut back your sugar intake, you may experience some nasty side effect such as: bloating, nausea, cramps, chills, hunger pangs, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle aches or headaches.
This is just your body’s way of detoxifying itself from the addiction. However you don’t have to detox from sugar alone… Chinese Medicine can help!
These reactions may be balanced out with regular Acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal tonics custom made to create more harmony in the gut-brain axis. As your cells become more nourished, your sugar addiction will reduce ultimately decreasing cravings.