Many Americans would like to eat a healthier diet. But their sweet tooth is leading them astray. Holistic doctor reveals 3 ways to reduce sugar cravings.
April 28, 2014 (Newswire.com) - American consumption of sugar has exploded. In 1820, before milled sugar became widely available, the average American consumed only 20 pounds of sugar in a year. But two centuries later, according to Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD author of "Beat Sugar Cravings Now!", the average American eats about 150 pounds of added sugar each year in processed foods and drinks.
"This is terrible news for our health," explains Dr. Michael E Rosenbaum, a pioneer in holistic medicine. "Sugar weakens immune cells. And sugar can cause your body to age prematurely. It binds with proteins in your body through a process called glycation. Glycation damages your body's tissues, robbing you of vitality and health. Excess sugar can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and even attention deficit hyperactivity disorder."
Research also indicates sugar may be as addictive as major drugs like heroin.
Craving sweetness is not always a bad thing. Human's simian ancestors depended on sweet fruits for easy energy. The real problem is that people's craving for sweet is too easily catered to in this day and age. Where natural scarcity put some limits to sugar consumption in earlier generations, these days people can eat sugar to their heart's content. It's so easy to get some!
Fortunately there are some tactics people can use to keep their sweet tooth in check . . .
First, consume more protein more frequently.
As Dr. Rosenbaum explains, "Sugar cravings can often be due to dips in blood sugar levels. Slowly-digested proteins help stabilize the level of sugar in your blood, quelling the urge to get some sugar in you. This is particularly critical in the morning, when you serve up breakfast. After a long fast while you were sleeping, your body reacts more dramatically to any sugar you feed it."
Remake breakfast to focus on proteins, vegetables, healthy fats and whole grain carbs - like a scrambled eggs, spinach and avocado sandwich - to get the day off to a great start.
Secondly, people can satisfy their sweet tooth strategically with fruits. While fruits can contain a lot of sugar, their fiber helps slow down the body's absorption of sugar eliminating the sugar highs and lows that usually come with eating something sweet.
But just to be clear, fruit juices don't cut it. Juices leave out the critical fiber in fruits, leaving the body vulnerable to a sugar overload. Instead eat fruit whole or add the whole fruit to a smoothie. Add some sugar-moderating veggies and proteins, and the sweetness in the fruit will go down even slower.
Thirdly, invite some good bacteria in. The overuse of antibiotics and germ-killing soaps has done serious damage to the ecosystem inside the body - the helpful probiotic bacteria that are a part of the digestive system. As these bacteria dwindle, often the yeast, candida, takes over. Candida is notorious for spurring sugar cravings - its favorite food.
To bring bacteria count back to a healthy number, use a probiotic supplement. And feed these bacteria well with their favorite food - prebiotics. Chlorella is a terrific probiotic-boosting prebiotic.
"Eating sweets can give you an immediate rush," concludes Dr. Rosenbaum, "However, if you can take a bite out of your sugar consumption, you'll experience some very positive changes. More energy, sharper thinking, a stronger immune system and more. So don't see cutting down on sugar as a deprivation. See it as a gift to yourself. By putting these tactics to work, you're giving your body a delicious sweet treat that sugar just can't match: Excellent health!"
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About Dr. Michael E. Rosenbaum
Dr. Michael E. Rosenbaum is a 35-year veteran and widely recognized pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine, alternative healthcare and medical acupuncture. As one of America's most respected experts in natural health and healing, Dr. Rosenbaum has been a frequent lecturer to professional medical groups and has participated in numerous television and radio talk shows. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.
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