Quit Sugar for Good With These 5 Amazing Foods
Do you consume too much sugar?
Studies show that consuming sugar can lead to fatty liver disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and kidney disease.
So, it’s time to quit sugar! It won’t be a piece of cake, but here are 5 foods that will help make your transition easier.
1. Leafy Greens
Sometimes, we crave sugar because we are not getting enough of the good healthy stuff we should be eating.
Adding leafy greens to your diet will help you in this endeavor. Leafy greens include but are not limited to spinach, kale, mustard greens, bok choy, broccoli, and watercress.
Many of these are bitter, but you can make it less so by lightly seasoning with pepper, cayenne, or lemon juice. You can also add them to smoothies you make, just like the next item on our list!
Avocados are a great fatty food that will satisfy your hunger.
You can eat half or whole for a snack (do not eat the pit, please!) for a snack, add them to veggie and fruit smoothies for a creamy texture, or use them in a chicken dish.
Healthy fat is an essential for everybody! It is your body’s preferred energy source and consuming healthy fat is shown to improve your mood and brain function.
Blackberries are a great treat with a subdued sweetness and fun sour burst that will make your mouth water!
With seven grams of sugar, eight grams of fiber, and two grams of protein in one cup, it will wake you right up! Individual dietary needs depending, you can put yours in a smoothie, eat it as a side with a meal, or as a snack with some nuts.
Blackberries are a low sugar fruit. Low sugar fruits will help you quit sugar easily.
4. Green Tea
Drinking green tea is a great option to help you quit sugar.
Not all green teas are sugarless, but they are pretty easy to find!
Green tea comes packed with caffeine. If you’re not a morning person or simply need a little pick me up, green tea will give you some no-sugar energy to start your day off right!
Other than the sugarless energy boost, green tea has also been shown to have many benefits including the ability to kill bacteria and improve dental health.
5. Fermented Vegetables
Fermented vegetables have been through a process called lacto-fermentation.
This means that natural bacteria feeds on the sugar and starch in the vegetable. This creates lactic acid which preserves the vegetables, effecting beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics.
This is great news for you and your gut! Eating fermented vegetables creates a healthier eco-system in your gut which has many benefits for the rest of your body.
What’s more, you can make them at home and store them for long periods of time without concern for expiry.
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