7 Supplements to Cut Sugar Cravingsby Beth Shaw | 30/03/2015
When you’re trying to get in better shape, lose weight, or get more closely in touch with your spirituality, cutting sugar out of your diet is one of the hardest yet one of the most important things you can do to speed up your progress and to increase your overall wellbeing.
Eliminating sweets cold turkey is tough, especially when you’re used to eating them regularly, but luckily, there are a number of supplements that can help cut your cravings noticeably. The following 7 supplements naturally make it easier for your mind and body to resist sugar and enable you toward reaching a point where you stop craving it altogether. Here’s how they work:
Chromium works to stabilize blood sugar levels, which lessens the brain’s demand for excess sugar when you’re feeling hungry. The positive role it plays in fat metabolism can also help to reduce “bad” cholesterol.
Glutamine, the body’s most abundant amino acid, is a miracle worker when it comes to cutting sugar cravings. When your glucose levels drop too low, this supplement comes to the rescue, replenishing nutrient levels in the brain without the adverse affects of sugar. Glutamine stabilizes blood sugar, improving your mood and sense of wellbeing, it nourishes the cells lining the digestive tract, and it can even alleviate muscle soreness and fatigue.
Lipase is an enzyme that helps to body to break down fat and burn it for fuel. Most people happen to be deficient in lipase, which may be part of the reason why so many of us have trouble keeping off extra bulk. If you take this supplement or a digestive enzyme mix before your biggest meals of the day, your body will be better able to use the fats you consume, preventing the energy crash that leads you to reach for the candy jar.
4. B Vitamins
B vitamins curb sugar cravings significantly through the essential support they provide to the metabolism and nervous system. Vitamin B allows us to metabolize carbohydrates more effectively so that the carbs we consume contribute to our sustained energy level and healthy brain function instead of getting stored as fat. If we are use the carbs we receive from healthy whole grains instead of storing them, our body stops making demands for us to consume excess sugar. B vitamins also play an important role in reducing stress, which can help circumvent our impulse to use sugar for emotional soothing.
5. Co Q10
Co Q10 enzyme is a key element the mitochondria: the part of our body’s cell’s that produce our energy. This supplement has amazing benefits in balancing the use and storage of energy. It helps us utilize carbohydrates for increased, sustained energy levels, preventing the blood sugar crashes that lead to sugar cravings.
6. Fish oil
Fish oil helps to reduce carbohydrate cravings and to control your appetite by enhancing insulin sensitivity. Your body will respond more effectively to the nutrients you consume, making you less prone to opt for junk foods.
7. Neurotransmitter brain support supplements
This type of supplement is excellent especially for emotional eaters. If your sugar cravings are brought on by excess stress, neurotransmitter support supplements can help rebalance your brain chemistry so that your stress is reduced, treating your sugar cravings from the source of the cause. Among the supplements that help calm the brain are L-glutamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (also known as GABA,) and D-phenylalanine.
It’s been proven that the first 24 to 48 hours of quitting sugar are the hardest, but if you commit to that relatively short period of time, and especially if you incorporate these supplements into your diet, you will get through it! It gets drastically easier after the initial push, and with the support of these powerful nutrients, you’ll be significantly less prone to overdoing it with both simple and complex carbs.
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