These are four tips that help you control your sweet tooth.
Fruits are naturally sweet but are healthier options than sweet pastry. They help deflect your cravings for sweets since it is also sweet and high in fat. Unlike sweet pastry, fruits contain a lot of plant compounds such as fibre that flushes toxins off your body as per a study in the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
The recommended fruits that are sweet but most likely to help you alleviate your sugar cravings are mangoes and grapes. It is also recommended that you eat fruits with yogurt to make the meal a more satisfying snack.
Berries are very low in sugar content but is a healthier choice for curbing your sweet tooth. They are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that help you prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Although berries are sweet, they are relatively low in sugar and is a healthier fruit choice.
Sugar-free gums or mints
Keeping your mouth chewing helps you curb your sugar cravings. It also deflects your hunger and limits your food intake for the day. It helps you fight the urge for sugar by distracting your cravings by chewing on food that is not sweet.
You can also curb your sweet tooth by eating food that makes you feel full without eating too much. Legumes and lentils such as chickpeas and beans are plant-based sources of fibre and protein. In fact, Healthline claims that just a cup of lentils already gives you 18 grams of protein and 16 grams of fibre. And it also makes you feel full fast.
Chocolate is the most famous food that is known to defeat your sweet tooth. Although most chocolates are sweet, dark chocolate is a healthier option than others. It contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory effects that improve your heart health and is relatively low in fat and sugar.
As per mindbodygreen, an ounce of dark chocolate either dipped into a tablespoon or nut butter sufficiently curbs your sugar cravings and keeps your sweet tooth at bay.
Source: Medical Daily