Sugar cravings explained
The more sugar you eat, the more sugar you will crave. This sea saw effect in your blood may not only causes deficiencies, yeast overgrowth and mood imbalance but worst of all immune deficiency and out of control cravings.
You end up becoming the victim of a s soaring and plummeting blood sugar levels. The sugar gives you the rush, but this drop is never far behind. The best way to beat this is to go cold turkey, no sugar, refined carbohydrates or sweets for a month.
Herbs can be given at the same time to give you a natural energy lift. You also need to support your system with live nutrient-dense super foods to balance your blood and minerals to support deficiencies that may by causing the sugar cravings in the first place.
Certain foods help regular blood levels and tame sugar cravings. Whole grains and fresh veggies are great start.
Herbal Detox tea can calm the gut and help curb sugar cravings when sipped on in the afternoon and after dinner. Inflammation can lead to overeating as our red raw stomach lining makes us want to consistently eat and 'cool down' the discomfort. Instead, we are just feeding the problem.
Long term problems with eating too much refined sugary foods. Your body has to product increasing amounts of insulin to break down the sugars. Eventually your become resistant to the insulin, and instead of converting excess glucose into glycogen, it turns into fat. you are then caught in a vicious cycle where the more unstable your blood sugar levels, the more prone you will be to craving sweets and unrefined carbohydrates like bread.
Glucose tolerance self-check
If you recognize three or more of the symptoms listed below, you may have a problem with the regulation of insulin and glucose in your body.
Excessive consumption of caffeine, chocolate or cigarettes
Extreme difficulty in getting out of bed
Falling asleep in the middle of the day / feeling drowsy / yawning a lot
Inability to get going without a caffeine / nicotine fix
Irritability without frequent meals
Need for more than eight hours' sleep a night
Book in for a health check and start your diet of abundance.
Lisa Fiocchini, Naturopath. using food as medicine
(source you are what you eat)