Is Fruit the Best Way to Fight a Sugar Craving?

Is Fruit the Best Way to Fight a Sugar Craving?
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There is nothing more frustrating than having a sweet tooth and being on a diet. You can’t help but think about the desserts you could be eating or the fun drinks you could be sipping.

And what makes it worse is that most of these sugary temptations are loaded with chemicals and artificial ingredients, making them even harder to resist.

But what if I told you there was a way to crush those sugar cravings without blowing your diet? That you could indulge in a little something sweet without feeling guilty? Try fruits.

Fiber slows digestion and keeps blood sugar levels stable in your body. Since fruit contains natural sugars, you may be concerned that eating too much will increase blood sugar levels; however, the fiber content of whole fruits helps balance this effect out. In fact, when you eat whole fruits instead of processed foods containing added sugars, you consume less overall suga

  • Apples have been proven time and time again to be a great source of antioxidants, which can help prevent cancer, heart disease and other age-related health issues. They’re also high in fiber, which helps you feel full longer and can even help lower cholesterol.
  • Blueberries are also good for you. They’re high in antioxidants, which can help protect your eyesight as well as your skin, hair and nails. Since they’re low in calories, they can be a great way to lose weight while still satisfying your sugar cravings.
  • Grapes are good for your heart and kidneys, which makes them a great choice for anyone with those conditions or hoping to prevent them from developing. They’re also jam-packed with antioxidants that can help fight free radicals — cells that cause wrinkles and aging — in your body.

 

 


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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