Published On: Tue, Mar 26th, 2013

How To Combat A Sweet Tooth And Lose Weight

Some foods have hidden sugar in them that can contribute to sugar cravings. Sugar is highly addictive.

People who eat a lot of sugar often reports feeling bloated, lethargic and even tired. Some people even experience obesity and diabetes from eating to much sugar. If you are addicted to sugar there are easy ways to eliminate sugar and actually eat healthier.

There are many sweeteners that come from nature that can actually help improve your overall health. Many of them have 0 calories and taste just as sweet.

Here are the top natural sweeteners

Coconut Sugar

Coconut sugar is produced from sweet juices of coconuts and it can last for a long time. Coconut sugar has more iron and four times the amount of magnesium than regular sugar.

Adding coconut sugar to your diet can help slow down the absorption into the bloodstream and it is a natural sweetener that is not bad for you at all.

Stevia

Stevia is a natural sweetener that has 0 calories. It is made from the Greenleaf part of a South American plant. Indians in Paraguay have been using stevia for centuries. It is good to know that it’s healthy and natural and it has no calories so it can help regulate your body’s metabolism after you eat it.

You can purchase Stevia in a liquid powder form or in the raw.

Date Sugar

Date sugar is real whole food that can help slow down sugar absorption in the body. Dates are rich in antioxidants, iron and in minerals and dates can help you stay hydrated. The sugar will dissolve in water so it’s best to use it for baking or sprinkling it on top of soups or salads. It will make a good addition to smoothies as well.

Agave

Agave is a sweet syrup that is made from the Agave plants which is the same plan as tequila, however there’s no alcohol in this agave syrup. It is good for you because it is all natural and can help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Many experts in the nutrition field and diet experts suggest using a agave syrup instead of honey or sugar this is because it is all natural and it won’t raise your blood sugar level as much as regular sugar well.

It’s natural to crave something sweet and sugar is in many foods but if you really want to be healthy and stay healthy you can choose different alternatives to sugar.

Your health and teeth will thank you.

or more health information visit Laurelhurst Dentistry, a Portland OR dentist. Shannon Kaiser is a health writer.

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